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Collected Item: “Florist during the pandemic”

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Florist during the pandemic

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Photograph of a floral arraignment from the shop

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

John Mello runs a small local flower shop that has been providing flowers to the local community for years. When the pandemic hit, quarantine was a major adjustment for John’s business. Customers who regularly came in for celebratory gifts, flowers prom, and wedding flowers, no longer came in at their usual rate. As a result, John’s business slowed. This flower represents the fragile life of a local business, and how without the consistent type of attention it needs, like water and sunlight, it will die just as quickly as a flower.

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#florist #floral #flower #covid #smallbusiness #lavender #pink #roses #flower #rhodeisland

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then put "self" here.)

Victoria Leite

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