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That Time Before

That Time Before

When I started to work on this quilt, I wanted it to speak to that time before this Covid thing
… that time before when there was order, predictability, routine, and calm 
… that time before when we could touch, hug, and be physically close, without fear
… that time before when we knew what to expect, and how to act.

But when I was finished this quilt, my notion had changed to include that time before 
… when I thought that I wasn’t racist
... when I thought that I was a better person than I am
... before I knew how much I had to learn, and grow and change.

At the start, I wanted to remember that time before with the hope that we’d someday return to that norm.
Now, I know that, that time before is gone 
… as it should be
… and that’s not a bad thing

Quilted by Deanna Gaudaur,