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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

In this together

"In this together," 5 x 7 watercolor holiday greeting card

I'm
a little tired of what has become a rather trite, PR-marketing phrase during this pandemic, "We're all in this together."

(Except of course for the selfish anti-maskers,  anti-vaxxers and  right wing bullies trying to prevent people from voting--they, full of fear and bias and ignorance, all put themselves above the common good.)

But my experience during  standing in line and voting today in Edmond, Oklahoma,  gives me hope....there were no Democrats or Republicans or independents...just Americans, wanting to vote, committed to voting.

So in many ways, most of us know we're in this together, for the good of our country, our freedoms, ourselves.

I hope today's watercolor captures that mood...in the midst of storms, there is still beauty, and the joy and comfort of being "in this together."


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