One good thing about this pandemic is the creativity released around the world, when people have had time to do… well, whatever. People I know have been baking and planting gardens. Others have been making music. I’ve been sewing. But the best creation I’ve seen yet came to light today thanks to the New York Times article about the giant laughing kookaburra created in Brisbane, Australia by Dr. Farvardin Daliri.
I love Dr. Daliri’s thoughts on creativity: “My way of art is to worship what’s in front of me and appreciate with gratitude.” Noticing how people were growing depressed and anxious as the pandemic took hold, he says, “I think this is a time we need to reach out to each other. We may not meet all the requirements of people’s material happiness, but spiritually we can make them happy.” The article ends by noting that the kookaburra’s laugh is so infectious that it encourages real birds to join in. Check out the video; you will laugh too!
I’m smiling still… Thank you, Dr. Farvardin Daliri. You are making the world a better place, one smile at a time.
yesterday’s face mask production, fyi: