Tag: Pandemic creativity

  • A LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® CreaSpaTreat is what I built during the pandemic

    A LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® CreaSpaTreat is what I built during the pandemic

    “The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.” – Carl Jung I never intended to create something during a pandemic in 2020. I didn’t think my last International landing at YVR in early March 2020 might be the last touchdown for a year or more. Being grounded…

  • Boccaccio on the Black Death

    Boccaccio on the Black Death

    What a creative way to spend time in isolation and to chronicle the effects on human civilization. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW! One of the primary sources on the outbreak was the Italian writer and poet Giovanni Boccaccio (l. 1313-1375 CE), best known for his work The Decameron (written 1349-1353 CE), which tells the…

  • How Artists Tried to Make Sense of the 1918 Flu Pandemic

    How Artists Tried to Make Sense of the 1918 Flu Pandemic

    It is interesting to look back at recent history and draw parallels to life during the Covid-19 pandemic. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!  But the flu did not go unnoticed by artists. Rather, the outbreak magnified the absurdity of the moment, according to art historian Corinna Kirsch. For many, World War I and the…

  • Isaac Newton Changed the World While in Quarantine From the Plague

    Isaac Newton Changed the World While in Quarantine From the Plague

    Large blocks of time where a person can think deeply might be highly productive, as shown by the accomplishments of Newton. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW! When the Great Plague of London ravaged through the British city beginning in 1665, Issac Newton was a student at Trinity College, Cambridge. As described in Gale Christianson’s…

  • Did Shakespeare write King Lear in plague quarantine?

    Did Shakespeare write King Lear in plague quarantine?

    The Elizabethans had to overcome a great deal of adversity in daily life. It is no surprise that life had to go on, even during a quarantine from the plague. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW! While those of us stuck in self-isolation or working from home watch TikTok videos and refresh liveblogs, a meme has…

  • Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations can help us in a time of pandemic

    Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations can help us in a time of pandemic

    Considered to be one of the most important stoic philosophers,  Marcus Aurelius created an enduring legacy during an extended crisis. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW! Marcus Aurelius was no stranger to pandemics. For 16 years of his reign as Roman Emperor (161-180 CE), the empire was ravaged by the Antonine plague , which took five…