IMAGE COURTESY OF DOROTA COULERU
“Lockdown – While we pass pandemic lockdown in our home town, my kids and I were trying to find a way how to make our days full of activities with fresh air… Here they play on the balcony window… The different perspective of light and shadow gives much contrast to our daily life during pandemic times.”
Editor’s comment: These little silhouettes at play instantly bring me back to the long summer holidays at home with my siblings – endless games, competitiveness and silliness – far removed from the reality of lockdown families with young children have had to endure over the past year or so. A huge amount of pressure was immediately placed on parents to become teacher, entertainer, friend, carer and servant for their children on a constant, more intense level. All this while worrying about the ongoing threat to their own and their family’s health, wellbeing and workload. Hopefully, in time, dreamy snapshots like this will represent the pandemic in the family albums, and hidden will be the tears, tantrums, fear and tired eyes.