Months into the COVID-19 crisis have upset the course of life of many. The world population has been affected. In between lockdowns, restrictions and freedom limitations, many have been in some state of lethargy and others have been in some surge of awareness which has begun to sprout out. Some people are waiting for this global crisis to vanish, others are realizing the gravity of the situation.
With this high sense of precariousness, this has made them think about ways to take action. We are trying to look for small action plans. In order to put aside feelings of stuckness, we have made some little moves. We have thought about a concept: The idea is to create signs where it is written: A place to get and give clothes.
People are invited to take away a hanged garment and to bring another. Giving a feeling that if there is a garment we are not wearing anymore, we can pass it to someone and make someone content. It is symbolically about the culture of exchange, the culture of not simply throwing away, the culture of passing on. It is a modest invitation to show that a gesture of generosity, a gesture for recycling, a gesture for exchange, is like the occurrence for positive energies, some sort of silent communication channel for solidarity and compassion.
There is a desire to awaken a mode of mutual exchange and providing a culture of unspoken active solidarity. We know also that a non-comfort zone act can bring people to deeper consciousness. Even though, we do not know if people will be receptive to these “give and take”clothing hangers, we give it a try.
Who does notice it?
Who does get it?
Who does act on it?
We don’t really have answers but we have hope that when one acts with an open heart, it will create a chain of solidarity deeds. This would turn into a positive epidemic!