|This Week's "I want to go to there": I just want to be in a park with my friends and be standing close to one another!|
Photo by Samantha Sophia.
Well and Good Magazine asked marathoners how they would use the lessons of enduring a marathon and apply them to living in quarantine. They gave some excellent advice, and the first one is one of my favourites:
“No matter how much you prepare, you need to take it step by step.” —Paria Hassouri
That's just life, right?
Lockdown Diary Art
Emmy Lupin's illustrations of life on lockdown paint a peaceful picture that I would love to live in.
The Quarantine Players
This is a piece of quarantine art that I have really enjoyed, bringing "together" professional actors and community members to perform some of Shakespeare's more famous soliloquies.
Before You Buy
I know it feels very good to hit "purchase" on a new item, but it's always helpful to reframe before we buy something we don't really need. Here's a list of questions to ask yourself before making that purchase (from Backpacking Light).
1. Can I work around the problem with a repair, modification, or change in use?
2. If I buy this, what else am I not buying?
3. Can I afford this?
4. Will this item help me do things I can’t do now?
5. Will buying this item significantly increase my enjoyment of X?
6. How often will I use this in the next year? In the next five years?
7.Will this item become obsolete in the near term?
8. Is this item repairable?
9,Do I really need ‘the best’? What is a good second choice?
10. Can I buy something used that will do the job?
11. Am I supporting a business I know and like? Do our values align?
Artist Francois Vogel has been using his cat as a subject in his latest art projects, turning it into a jellyfish using slit-scan photography. It's cute!
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