Manoela Grigorova - UK

The year that broke our hearts

The year that broke our hearts
Manoela Grigorova - UK

London, UK

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November 2021 – 5.18m deaths, children, parents, friends, front-line horrors. Why? Thank you Covid for starting my journey with abstract, embroidery art, though I wish you were an awful nightmare, rather than our reality. I had my mind set on creating a positive and hopeful piece but it didn’t turn out that way. Instead, I found out I’m still very angry about it all. Why did my father have to suffer in March 2020 like he did, no test, no meds, no breath? Why wouldn’t 111, 999, his GP, a private GP not take it seriously until his lips and fingers turned blue? Why did we lose so many front-line workers, NHS staff, bus drivers, supermarket workers, care residents and staff? Why did our government act so late, when Covid was knocking on Europe’s door? Why did we ignore Italy’s pain? Why do we have to make the same mistakes over and over again, messing with nature, getting so close to it that it bites back? Why didn’t our leaders have a pandemic plan, after so many near misses? The world should have been ready… we had all the signs. Two weeks ago, we were 5.18 million deaths globally. As I write this, we are at 5.21 million.

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