During this #coronatime moment in history, I go on daily essential mental health walks. Recently I’ve started pairing them with art making — drawing and writing as I walk. I think of this activity as a window of time where I can honour a “state of emergency”. Where I open up to thoughts, observations, and whatever happens in and around me. A kind of active meditation. A a game. An experiment. A conversation with life. I never know what will happen.

I like what Rebecca Solnit writes, that the word “emergency” comes from “emergence” or “emerge”, as if you were ejected from the familiar and urgently…