When I was returning to the car after making a quick grocery store run, my eye caught the following hand painted message written across the windows and doors of a Great Clips store: “LIFE ISN’T THE SAME WITHOUT CUSTOMERS LIKE YOU!” I was touched by these words. Troubled times can make us reassess what is important in life – EACH OTHER.
The March Madness poster on the left window took on a whole new meaning. Notice the chairs socially distanced in the lobby of this store. With the opening of hair salons yesterday as part of Phase 2, this hand painted message is no longer.
Seeing this touching message sparked my curiosity. I grabbed my camera to see what other responses and messages were posted around town (Cary, North Carolina). I also wanted to document the impacts of the coronavirus. My photos follow, all of which were taken prior to the start of Phase 2 (May 22nd):
More Photos of Responses to COVID-19
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Photos of COVID-19 Impacts
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Photos of Appreciation or Support
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Cary High School had a parade for its seniors on Monday June 1st from 8-10pm. The seniors were in cars with their families and drove on a loop around the school. Families posted signs along the route to congratulate their soon-to-be graduate and teachers were on hand to congratulate them as well. Several cars were decorated. One car had a sign that read: “The tassle was worth the hassle.” On June 10th, the Cary High School seniors will be graduating via a virtual ceremony.
My favorite photos of the seniors parade are shown in the slideshow below.
This is a moment in time that we will all remember. Photography is a great way to document such moments, so be sure to take photos of what you encounter and experience.
Be safe, be kind, and remember we’re all in this together!
NOTE: Information and guidance on the coronavirus (COVID-19) can be accessed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
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