posted on Apr, 11 2020 @ 06:05 PM
We had a coupon for the kids to get free Ice cream at a local ice cream shop. The workers and all of us had our masks on. When the girl took the kids
order I could tell she was really trying to express her excitement and joy to take their order, trying to make them smile, But with the mask covering
her smiling face only here eyes could communicate her joy. It seemed so odd to be in a place that is all about joy and smiles to not see any smiles.
She did work hard to convey her emotions with her eyes and I really did appreciate her efforts.
If it wasn’t for covid-19 this observation would never happen. It made me sad and thoughtful about the ramifications of all that is to come from the
new shared experiences that will come about due to Covid-19 and the worlds reaction.
Below is what I came up with as I reflected on that surreal moment in the ice cream shop.
Ice Cream Shop Girl
Her eyes are working hard on a task.
To convince me,
There is a smile underneath her mask
Colorful rose, pink lips, stretched tight
pearly whites on display,
in a fabric tomb, art with no light.
Sculptures of cheeks,
dimples and napes
Not to be seen coverd in drapes.
Her eyes work hard, so do mine
To convey our smiles,
Our artwork of kind.
I pay for two scoops, exclaim my delight
I’m grateful for your time
And your joyous smile I can see in your eyes.
At least there is something to look forward to. As more people begin to share their experiences with art.
I just wanted to share this, to get it off my chest.
I’d love to see anyone else’s ideas that have been influenced by this new reality we are faced with.
And discuss what you think the future of art will look like.