The spoon reminds me of "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down..." So sorry about your job. They are stupid to let you go.
I'm sorry to hear that, it is a hard one, no matter the circumstances. I love what you have done with your friends' words.
I too am so sorry to hear about your job- beautiful expression here though Linda. Your art always inspires and I hope you stay optimistic for an even better situation.