Bringing Hope and Inspiration in the Midst of a Pandemic
I will never forget the third week of March. I was stuck in the house, watching the television, wondering if the world was collapsing around us.
The Covid-19 pandemic has touched all of our lives, but it hasn’t touched all of us in the same way.
From late August through mid-October, New London Landmarks asked New Londoners to submit images, writings, short videos and audio clips about how Covid-19 is affecting them for our digital exhibit, “New London Speaks: Voices from a Pandemic.”
We hope this project will give people an opportunity to reflect on how the pandemic has changed their lives, how they’re coping, what they fear and what they’re grateful for. And by sharing their stories, contributors have helped our community understand the full range of what we’re experiencing, even while we’re isolated from each other.
But this project is also intended for future generations. We’re living through history now, and this project will be a gift to researchers trying to understand this moment.