The One-Metre World

10 April 2020 – I didn’t measure, but it’s something like that. One sidewalk-pavement square must be about that size.

And one of our local child chalk-artists has put the whole world in that square.

Its message is one of hope and courage and — like the image — is about all of us and meant for all of us, wherever we are. I’d find it moving any time, but it seems especially sweet in this period of religious significance for a number of world faiths.

The words are a little pale, maybe hard to read.

This child is telling us …

“We will be OK!”



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  1. Blane Hogue

     /  10 April 2020

    The words may be a little pale but the message is strong.
    Hope you are doing well, Penny.

  2. We will! Lovely post, Penny. 🙂

  3. Nancy

     /  10 April 2020

    Optimism is the only option. Thanks for this post.

  4. So sweet…you have to wonder what it must be like to be a child amidst this pandemic.

    • as long as the child has parents taking it in stride, I bet the child will also – I think when we’re little, we have no set definition of how the world operates, and we tend to take our cue from the adults in our lives


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