working on my brunch game…

It feels like a milestone to mark. A fortnight in isolation. Two weeks of hanging out at home, with my cat, all the time. I am so grateful to be where I am and to have all of the amenities that I do and to still be employed for now. I haven’t been able to focus long enough to write anything real, but wanted to take stock and share a few lists from the past couple of weeks.

Field things (watching):

Management Consultants for the Arts, Managing Through a Time of Crisis

The Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences webinar, “We Are Stronger Together: Navigating Crises and Sustaining Healthy Relationships in the Era of Coronavirus

HowlRound plus others, webinar, Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic

Field things (reading):

Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure, Aisha Ahmad, “We will know that we can do this, even if our struggles continue for years. We will be creative and responsive, and will find light in all the nooks and crannies. We will learn new recipes and make unusual friends. We will have projects we cannot imagine today, and will inspire students we have not yet met. And we will help each other. No matter what happens next, together, we will be blessed and ready to serve.”

Kristy Edmunds interview

Andrew Simonet words about artists right now

Angelique Power letter, a touchstone for this moment, “let us be changed”

Art watching/reading (favorites from this period):

The Rest I Make Up, this Maria Irene Fortes documentary split me open and had me sobbing like a bereft person, which felt appropriate, such a gift of a film

Sex Education (streaming on Netflix), gorgeous characters

Catching up on New Yorkers, this piece from Adam Gopnik

Annie-B Parson biography, Drawing the Surface of Dance

Can’t wait to:

See our students in the halls again

Get a haircut

Go out for Ethiopian food

Firsts:

Went for a bike ride in Chicago

Went for a walk in Chicago with no destination or purpose

First time cooking for myself so much for so many days in a row

Positive changes:

Started weekly calls with my grandfather

Reconnected with an old friend

Suddenly able to re-join my book club in Philadelphia

What’s been helping you get through this time? Share your hot tips if you got em!

repurposed loteria cards, inspired by / borrowed from Annie-B Parson

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