Inspiration! Roundup: Pick Your Quarantine Character! (Also, some perfectly timed photos, Sisyphus, and more!)

Illustration that looks like a vintage travel poster. It says "take a trip to your own bathroom" with a picture of a woman in a red bathing suit in her bathtub, holding up some rolls of toilet paper.
This Week's "I want to go to there": Traveling with the coronavirus tourism bureau.
Art by Jennifer Baer.

Quarantine Characters


This 11-second video is a true delight. Choose your quarantine character.


Perfect Timing


This collection of photos captured at exactly the best moment is a joy to scroll through. Some are professional and others are just lucky moments captured on someone's phone, and they are all fun.

Sisyphus


This comic by J.A.K. has become a bit more timely...


Metrics of Success


"Having an enviable career is one thing, and being a happy person is another."
-Bill Waterson

Bill Waterson (who created the Calvin and Hobbes comics) gave the commencement address at Kenyon College. It's wonderful, even though Mr. Waterson uses "he" as a generic term to mean "a person."

Here is a little more of it:

"Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it's to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential-as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth.

You'll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing, and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you're doing. There are a million ways to sell yourself out, and I guarantee you'll hear about them."


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At least we can laugh about it?


Not sure the original artist on this, but it was posted to jjjjound's Instagram.


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