• Lucia Joyce

You Can't Stop The Love

Maybe you're feeling it. Maybe you're afraid of acknowledging it. Maybe it hits you like a wave halfway through the day. Maybe you're welcoming and expecting it with ease.


I'm talking, of course, about the love.


The love in unlikely corners of the web. The love in your more-important-than-usual texts. The love in small daily devotions like your pets and plants. The love you're more easily turning to because this overwhelming human crisis has quickly helped us reassess our priorities. (Um let's see, love, love, and... love!)


It's just my heavily-biased opinion, but it seems the love cannot be stopped.


It seems we are donating to causes that are important to us, expressing our hardships and vulnerabilities more readily, and dropping 'love you's and 'take care's and 'be safe's with every conversation. It seems we're sharing content because it inspires us, not because it 'seems cool'. It seems we are filling our hearts with the care of loved ones and friends not always spoken to, on a new level of infinite empathy. It seems we are dealing with fear and uncertainty and isolation, together.


I'm not going to lie... I'm treading unchartered territory too. I'm fighting my own insecurities and old beliefs from moment to moment, but each day my home and newsfeeds and art projects and message threads are filled with love and care. And I don't think it's a one off or coincidence. I think we're going through a lot of difficult changes... with resilience and thoughtfulness. With patience plumbed from depths previously unknown.


It can't be helped. I believe in humans. I see a lot of major issues coming to light and moving towards resolutions faster than they have in the past. I am more present for our sick and lost loved ones, our shared hardships, and shared heroes. I just... believe in you. I believe in us. I don't have all the answers, and that has to be OK for now. Believing in our common humanity and desire for a better world is good place to start. :)




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