FILL THE DISTANCE WITH BEAUTY
Covid-19 has made us creative and collective in recent months. We came up with ways to be as close as possible to each other from a distance and to be there for each other. From window visits to bear hunts, from support your local initiatives to shout-outs for healthcare providers and from birthday drive-by to plant campaigns for the Red Cross. We filled the physical and emotional distance with beauty, in the form of meaningful gestures.
Now that measures are relaxing, we are in a gray area: what is possible and what is not (yet)? How we interpret this is different for everyone. While one person mainly feels space and uses it to the maximum, the other is hesitant to come into contact with his or her loved ones.
We would like to continue to encourage you to continue to fill the physical and/or emotional distance with beauty. Think of grandparents who are not yet allowed to babysit their grandchildren and where the lack is great, (lonely) elderly in care homes, that sweet neighbor who feels more comfortable with minimizing contact, the local entrepreneur who tries to keep his head above water or your mother who sees you but does not kiss.
ORCHID WITH A MESSAGE
Remember: it’s about the gesture you make. Let the store help you choose a beautiful plant or orchid, drop it off and have a chat. Isn’t that right? Then you can have the orchid delivered. Replace the everyday kiss with an orchid if you can see someone, but can’t touch it because of the 1.5 meters.
SHARE YOUR GESTURE
How do you fill the distance with beauty? Let us know with hashtag #VulDeAfstand.