Summer 2020 Award of Excellence Winners
Living on a farm prepared me for the social distancing of the Pandemic of 2020. Most days on the farm, there is no one to see and only pastures, mountains, and hay fields to go. Farm animals wander about, but they are oblivious to the social distancing. They are curious, but would prefer to keep their distance, too. On a farm, one must have a distinct comfort level in working by oneself, a self-direction to get things done, and the strength to walk alone.
This piece was rather different as I committed to finishing it in four hours. The outcome has sparked an interest in exploring the method further.