United by COVID offers a safe space to express what’s happening in your mind, heart, and soul during this uncertain time. This virtual “wall” provides a judgement-free zone, where you can share your fears and concerns without anyone attempting to fix or change your feelings. Every entry is anonymous, and each adds to the story of our shared human experience. Together, we can be united by COVID and create meaning in this unprecedented moment.
Answer the question, “What has hold of you during this time of uncertainty?” Said another way, what’s gripping your mind, heart, and soul? Click submit.
Return to see your contribution turned into art and shared anonymously on our site. If you give us your email address, we’ll email you when your contribution has posted.
View others’ contributions and gain a broader glimpse of our human experience.
Use the social buttons to share your contributions or others’ that speak to you.
Invite others to participate, so that they can share their voices.
Merriam-Webster defines quarantine as “a period of 40 days” and its origins are rooted in the time of the bubonic plague. But 40 is also a symbol of faith, strength, and hope. Jesus fasted for 40 days before starting his ministry. Moses spent 40 days on Mt. Sinai. The rain that drove Noah and the animals to the Ark lasted 40 days and nights. It is also recommended a woman rest for 40 days after giving birth, a miracle that takes 40 weeks of gestation. In line with these examples, we have chosen 40 days as the time period to collect submissions. From April 27 through June 5, 2020, the wall is open to contributions. Once the art wall is complete, it will serve as a snapshot in time, a memorial of this period of life, a reflection of the ways we attempted to make meaning out of uncertainty.