finding meaning in the ordinary

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we reached out to some of our community members to ask what is keeping them afloat during ms. rona’s reign in hopes to spread some encouragement and attempt to make you feel a little less lonelier on this emotional rollercoaster we find ourselves on.

Narrated by tecla

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surrounding oneself with the right people

our community, to some extent, is what makes us who we are. during times of social distancing, having the right people around us can make or break the experience. for our gem lovers, family was most important. but that’s not all…

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iyadede

i have been video calling people i haven’t seen in a while as of now that we are deprived of real human contact we realize how important everyone is in our lives. beyond the material it is people who matter, our friends, our family, our conversations, our moments, if you take that away there is little left, even if you had all the money in the world.

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kevin

family, close friends, my work teams and my special person 😄

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mariella

i have 6 people (the pillars) to my being that i call the fantastic four: my soulmate, the love of my life, my personal person,my best friend, my therapist and my mother.

the beauty of having them in numbers is that everyone manages to be present for me without being absent for themselves.

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zoey

my two neighbours were amazing. we kept on sharing food. i am so grateful for my estate. people are so nice inside and out.

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creating music

music is so important. it tells stories, it conveys emotion, and it helps us release emotions. when molded right, it can be a time capsule holding the maker’s feelings at the time of creation. girl, i feel beyonce’s pain every time i listen to resentment. this is what our community of sound creators had to say about strengthening their craft during lockdown |

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iyadede

music music music. this time away from the office is a great opportunity for me to make music and it is and will always be my safe place.

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kevin

continuing to dig for fresh tunes, old and new; planning out how to make the pineapple undertones concept future-proof.

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meditating

putting the outside on hold for a while and going within, is how i would describe my meditation experiences. the practice helps me find my center, which seems to be a consistent theme for a our community.

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mariella

twice a week i do yoga.

image by visualspectrum

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iyadede

i also do alternative nostril breathing here and there. it balances the left and right brain and forces you to be in the now.

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