During this global pandemic, we’ve all had the time to reflect on what and who is important. “Look for the helpers” was something Mr. Rogers foresaw. We now see heroes and helpers taking many forms. Some who were on the fringes and barely drew our notice at all, are now donning masks and putting themselves in harm’s way so we can have some sense of normalcy. A shelf stocker, a drive-thru window attendant, food delivery drivers, and of course doctors, nurses, and personal care workers. We can only hope, coming out of this nightmare, that we remember their sacrifice.
My brother from my other mother, Ben Elliott (@bendelliott)–accomplished musical director based in Vancouver–wrote this love song while under mandatory quarantine. I immediately saw the message of love for our fellow humans as a touching response to what we’re all going through. With the help of so many talented photographers who have posted their amazing photographs for public and commercial use, free of license or credit on Unsplash.com , I pulled apart the photos to create parallax movement in 3D space.
It’s been an amazing experience working with Ben–someone I have so much respect for personally and creatively–and creating something which may make a person coming off an 18 hour shift, still feeling the soreness behind their ears where the mask elastic rubbed all day, feel appreciated and loved. Thank you.