The Importance of Art in a Time of Crisis

It’s official: COVID-19 has been drastically reshaping our lives for over half of 2020 now. In some ways, it feels like we’ve been stuck in self-isolation and quarantine for seven years, not months. In others, time is not an accurate measurement anymore. I know that, in my own life, the days blend together seamlessly— one day melting into the next, a monotonous lull only interrupted by the occasional existential crisis: How much longer? This must be the apocalypse! None of this is fair. And it’s not. Because we’re not just living through a global public health crisis, but a serious mental health crisis too. Ask any college student, essential worker, teacher, or parent. The fear of contractin

A Magical Planner

What have I been doing to cope with what is going on with the world? Honestly, I’m still trying to figure that out. One of my main things is having some sort of schedule. I like to feel as if I have something to look forward to at least once a day. I purchased this planner recently that is helping me do just that, but one thing I can say for sure is that I had no idea what kind of planner I was buying. I got up one morning and it was in the mail. The planner was about 7” x 9” and an inch thick. While I was placing my order, I realized how fancy this planner might end up being, but still had no idea. While placing the order it first, gave me the option to pick the color of the coils and the d

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