“These are mad times we live in. Mad!”
These words, spoken by Professor Slughorn in The Half-Blood Prince, have been tumbling around in my head for weeks. In the film (and perhaps the book, I don’t recall), Slughorn relays this message to Dumbledore as the imminent threat of Lord Voldemort grows stronger. In this story, the imminent threat is COVID- 19, rather than an extremely powerful wizard.
I don’t know that there is a “chosen one” to defeat COVID-19 as Harry Potter defeated Voldemort, but I do find comfort in knowing some of the smartest folks in the world are working on a vaccine. In the meantime, the rest of us are scrambling to find relief from the madness and hope in the days to come.
This is why I am writing today. I want to share the ways I am finding peace and stillness. Most of all, I want you to know you are not alone. Pandemic
I have been feeling more than a little overwhelmed in the past weeks as the reality of what is happening in the world has sunk in - and I know…
Music, with all its transcendent power, can help us through some tough times. For some, music helps those who need to assuage their anxieties caused by depression. Other times, it
can just be for a troublesome problem sweeping the nation.Since we all are
experiencing that similar problem right now, let’s dive into some good music to
help alleviate everyone’s cooped-up feelings. Skip to the right mood for you,
or ride the whole wave beginning to end (I promise it will leave you will a hopeful ending). Now presenting, your new QUARANTINE PLAYLIST for 2020!If you’re feeling
"Cold and Isolated"
“Station to Station” – David Bowie The first avant-rock foray for David Bowie pulls the listener into his uniquely devised world, at once inviting and alienating to outsiders. Atmospheric sound gives way to a grooving rock riff replete with major key melodies, contrasting beautifully with Bowie’s alluring harmonized vocals and mysterious lyrics. Bowie knows better than almost any rock star how…
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