Love Finds a Way

Love Finds a Way

This is an appropriate image as we celebrate romantic love, Valentine’s Day. This sweet little artwork came to me in a dream after a conversation with a dear friend. It shows a love connection between 2 PinchPals, during a pandemic!

It’s a True Story

In spite of isolation caused by this awful pan-dam-demic love has found a way. For my friend it began simply enough, passing on a piece of information through a 3rd party that she knew he had an interest in. A well written article about a mutually shared curiosity. And then, again via the 3rd party, a note of thanks. The 3rd party, not sharing the same interest, or perhaps sensing their role may have become that of Cupid, dropped out of the conversation. The arrow had already been released. The email notes slowly transformed into longer email conversations. The written word, almost a lost art form, encouraged thoughtful exchanges.

Electronic Bonding

From emails to texting. From beautiful long passages to binary code. Texting is an artform in and of itself and for younger generations the preferred mode of communication. Have you tried telephoning anyone under the age of 25 who actually answered their “phone”, unlikely.

Because texts are short messages, in the case of my friend, the understanding and appreciation of the rhythms of each other’s daily routines was quickly understood and easily facilitated.  But for this mature couple the learning curve of a largely on-line relationship was at times daunting.  “How long do I wait for a response”? Was that Emoji appropriate?

Thanks to Covid

So much in common, such honest and heartfelt communications. Countless texts, beautiful electronic communications, in writing. Eventually phone calls, and soon the most vulnerable of moments, “Facetime”. Post-covid, when an in-person meeting can finally happen I figure these 2 will feel like teenagers…nervous and excited. First date jitters. Yet thanks to Covid a feeling of genuine comfort and familiarity has been forged by shared curiosities and facilitated by technology.

Because of Covid love blossomed. And although Covid continues to keep these love birds separated it won’t be for much longer.

A recent article in the Washington Post by Laura Fraser, “Dad always buried his feelings. Then came Zoom”, the author enlightens us to how technology has opened the door to intimacy in unexpected and profound ways. In her case setting up her elderly father with a laptop and Zoom account has facilitated an intimacy between family members like never before. “Zooming has cracked open a window into my father’s heart”. He got to “meet” his great grand-daughter, who was named after his deceased wife, he shares never heard before stories, his connection to his family is deeper and more genuine that ever. An odd blessing of Covid.

Stay Connected

We are finding ways to stay connected and re-connect. So many of us simply long to share in the company of others. An interesting consequence of Covid’s enforced isolation, and the transition to having to make do via electronic devices, many folks are experiencing a deeper intimacy, honesty and vulnerability in their relationships – even those forged exclusively on-line. 

The PinchPals were created as a way to connect and here they represent connection of the most sincere form. Sending someone a PinchPal is an easy first step. Our Get a Pal, Give a Pal Covid coping campaign continues. For every Pocket PinchPal purchased we send you 2, one to keep and one to pass on. Let someone know you’ve got their back.

As always, thank you for reading, commenting and your continued support. Happy Valentine’s Day.

The PinchPals are a social impact company and movement. As a company we work to serve our community by enabling you to easily show your support to others while we provide employment opportunities to underserved individuals.

about the artwork: Love Finds a Way, Pandemic PinchPals. If you are interested in an art work of this theme drop us a note. This exact little beauty is for the couple who inspired this post. We have a collection of Pandemic PinchPals just waiting for homes.

In spite of isolation caused by this awful pan-dam-demic love has found a way. Share with others how we are finding new ways to stay connected and re-connect.

 

 

5 Comments
  • Victoria+Papazian
    Posted at 23:00h, 10 February Reply

    I adore these beautiful, gentle creatures. With their COVID masks and open hearts they find love! In a pandemic!
    Such great stories that inspired this sweet artwork. How perfect it all is.
    Happy Valentines Day 💕

  • Cara Noland
    Posted at 12:53h, 15 February Reply

    Thank you, Bonnie and your Pinch Pals, for making the world a better place!

  • Andrea Edmundson
    Posted at 16:56h, 16 February Reply

    With respect to your comments about about Stay Connected (We are finding ways to stay connected and re-connect. So many of us simply long to share in the company of others. An interesting consequence of Covid’s enforced isolation, and the transition to having to make do via electronic devices, many folks are experiencing a deeper intimacy, honesty and vulnerability in their relationships – even those forged exclusively on-line. ) For MANY reasons during the past year, I’ve felt the need to help others who are new to this country; those who gave up previous lives to courageously pursue new ones. I finally took action and volunteered with a refugee education program at the community college. Because of electronic devices, we are all able to learn and share experiences. These are strictly online relationships but they are so rewarding. So, an upside to the Covid pandemic is, as Bonnie’s story illustrates, an opportunity to open new doors by getting comfortable with technologies. Keep up the good work!

  • Bonnie Fitzgerald
    Posted at 12:48h, 23 March Reply

    I just love this feel good story.

  • Barbara Schwartzbach
    Posted at 14:31h, 23 March Reply

    Bonnie,
    You are a treasure……Look forward to working with you again.❤️🙏❤️

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