Locked In 2020
I am Phyllis Thomas. I was born in the Bronx in 1955. I have lived in the Bronx all my life. I enjoy arts and crafts, such as making collages and jewelry making. I consider myself a visual learner, this is why photography works for me. Photography taught me how to see things differently. I learned a lot of different skills doing photography such as creativity, patience, concentration and paying attention to detail.
In 1974 I attended Bronx Community College. I finished 1 semester and started working for JC Penny. Twenty years later, while working for NYPD Schools Safety, I returned to Bronx Community College and received a degree in early childhood education. From there I attended Lehman College and received a degree in psychology, with the intent to become a teacher. After weighing my options I decided to continue work for School Safety. After 30 years, I retired in 2011 and I enjoy life each and every day.
109 days locked inside, only going out to the store and doing laundry. This is my COVID-19 story.
“The more often we see the things around us - even the beautiful and wonderful things - the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds - even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.”― Joseph B. Wirthlin