Yesterday I was so tired from working, housekeeping and a trip to the supermarket that I couldn't write the blog. This morning I read a piece written by the artist Yinka Shonibare, who is a Royal Academician originally from Nigeria. It reminded me that I'd heard him talk at Southampton City Art Gallery almost a year ago from now. I remember seeing his work "Nelson's Ship in a Bottle" on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in 2010. I love this piece (for various reasons) and it was greatly admired during the two years it was there. His writing today is very poignant as he says "The pandemic is giving us time to think about the life we want afterwards." He says that he is introspective and he likes to create. But then goes on to say that that was not what his life was like before lockdown. Being a successful and famous artist he constantly found himself in meetings with no time to be introspective and create. I'd already been thinking about how I spend my time when we're not in lockdown and have identified areas that I'd like to change as life is too short, especially at 58, to spend anymore time on things that really aren't important to me.
Food for thought and happy weekend everyone.