The sun rises and turns the earth into the color of fresh orange juice
As the day goes by, the road we are on is infinite as far as we can tell
We change with the seasons.
We change within the seasons.
We wake up as one person and fall asleep as another.
When our passions change, we change.
It’s the decisions we make that decide which direction we will take.
We live as many different people in one body in one life.
The day shapes us. Society conflicts us.
Real moments never last. We’re living in the past.
Falling for the day, the sun sets in the pink sky as waves crash against the shores of a quiet lake.
These moments will slip away, but in my memory they will stay.
Footage shot by Kelly Severseike
Background music “Home” by Will Hanson
Poem “Rotation” by Kelly Severseike
Short film by Kelly Severseike
I have held on tightly to little things during this time. Walking my dog then watching him roll around in the grass right before we go inside. Finding my cats soaking up the sunshine in the mornings. Reading when my mind will allow me to focus on the words written on the page. Writing my feelings down so they will stop spiraling around in my head. Talking about how I'm feeling with my therapist or a friend. Meditating each morning before I get up and begin my day. Avoiding the news for much of the hours I am awake. Who knows when it will be safe to attend a concert and enjoy live music with a crowd again. Who knows when we will be able to travel to our favorite places and be with those we love. Who knows when we will be able to watch the sun fall into the ocean or rise while on a cross country road trip. All I know is that in this time we are currently in, there will be okay days and bad days. There will be days that drag on and we will wonder if things will ever appear the same again. There will be days of uncertainty and days filled with tears. That's okay, it's part of being in a time period filled with an overwhelming amount of unknowns. We are all figuring things out as we go along, it's a process. We should be patient with each other. We should respect one another. We should be kind. We don't know when things will improve but we will get through this. This too shall pass.