Four surprising hidden treasures I found at home. We are all getting more creative and for some of us, feeling like a cat on hot bricks, at finding projects and diversions as we shelter at home. Are everyone’s cabinets cleaned and sorted? Spices alphabetized, and socks color coded? Finished five or six long Russian novels? Don’t give up, I’ve found some hidden treasures and you will as well.
Personal note: I try hard to not complain about staying isolated. I think it’s important to show confidence and solidarity with the experts who advise social distancing. You won’t find me at the Free Ohio! protest, waving banners and demanding to get back into the bars. I do however have empathy and concern for the many millions who have lost their jobs, and of course for the brave medical professionals. Hoping for a safe, graceful transition back to normal. Here’s a list of charities helping the unemployed and those otherwise in need.
There are hidden treasures lurking in those closets, jewelry boxes, online, and under the bed. Here are a few that have made me happy in the last week, and I ‘d love to hear yours:
My high school ring. Nutley, N.J. High School, class of ’73. High school isn’t a fond memory, more like a slog to get through it as a chubby teen. But finding the class ring did bring back memories of close girlfriends, the ones I would walk home with, then call on the phone the moment I walked in the door. And listening to Crosby Stills, and Nash on my record player, and wearing Yardley frosted lipstick (check the price, I should’ve saved mine 😊).
YouTube series about Tudor England. This got started via YouTube, after I finished the virus vids and the unsolved mysteries series. I searched for “Kings and Queens of England.” Fast-forwarded through the early monarchs with the funny names, lingered at the War of The Roses (confusing and exciting), then settled in at the Tudor Kings and Queens. Jackpot! for drama, intrigue, high crimes and fabulous wardrobe.
I learned to tie headscarves for those rare (heh) bad hair days. Where have you been all my life, you delightful scarves that turn into hats? It’s a lovely way to spend an afternoon, learning new twists – literally – and tricks. I have even tried tee shirts (good) and leggings (scratchy) as head coverings. Here is one of my early efforts, and you can find a great starter video here.
I rediscovered this beautiful song, and I’m learning to sing it. L’heure Exquise is a haunting French art song composed by Reynaldo Hahn in 1892. My favorite, swoony version is by this young tenor, Ben Bliss. Call me, Ben.
How are you staying creative? Stay fabulous and safe, wash and wash and wash, xo
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