The Artist in the Time of Covid-19
April 1, 2020 0 CommentsIt seems somehow an appropriate time for a first blog entry, when every opera singer and freelance performer in the world is unemployed, and we are dealing with or struggling with or both the idea that we social animals are largely in forced isolation for...well, no one knows how long. And no one really knows what the world will look like, post-coronavirus. My hope is that we learn that a big percentage of jobs do NOT require a daily commute and that our environment gets a bit healthier for that. My hope is that the world recognizes how valuable our teachers, our nurses and doctors, and our artists are to our lives and our quality of life. I'm encouraged that for instance, social media seems to be more about sharing beauty, trying to stay connected in positive ways, and lots and lots of humor (some of which is actually funny...).
So how are we coping? How are we using our forced-to-slow-down time? I, myself, have been happily ensconced in my new Boston home with Jean...