Is It Safe Yet?

16×20″ Acrylic on Canvas Board

We’ve all had to protect ourselves, and we’re wondering if it’s safe to emerge now. Protect ourselves from what? Well, take your pick: prejudice & hate, broken hearts, disease, toxic culture, ecological disaster, war…

I imagine we could all come up with something that’s personal to us, but it really doesn’t look safe at the moment does it? There are some things that we’ll never be completely safe from. And yet we have to function in the world somehow, even if things never get objectively better.

Or do we just retreat into our hardened bunkers and isolate?