Our indoor reality right now includes a lot of keeping small humans from mauling each other, making and cleaning up meals at an astonishing rate, and trying to find a quiet corner in 500 square feet to work from unbothered. (Today’s post comes to you courtesy of crouching on the stairs to the roof.) It’s pretty hard even on the best days. Still, there’s something cathartic and calming about dreaming of the lovelier parts of spending so much time indoors. Imagine self-isolating with a full-sized sofa? A beautiful new puzzle? Childhood favorites spinning on the record player while strains of birdsong come in through the open windows? I can almost imagine away the skirmishes and mounting to-do lists.
A full-sized sofa for lounging.
A cotton sweater in case of a cool breeze.
A quilted puzzle for whiling away the hours.
A maple record player for spinning tunes.
The very best weeknight serving bowl filled up with chips. (Psst: now available for pre-order!)
A bright botanical tipple.
A book bag for stashing favorites sofa-side.
In an effort to ground this make-believing in something a bit more down to earth, here are a few very real things to do:
Share your check: Make the Road New York‘s Emergency Response Fund calls on folks who can afford to, to share their stimulus checks with workers excluded from the Federal Stimulus Package. Learn more the need and the response in Make The Road’s Excluded in the Epicenter report.
Pay someone’s rent: Our friends at The Conscious Kid have raised $95,608 for #RentRelief and they’re giving it all away, $200 at a time, to families who are suffering. No questions asked. Let’s get them to $100,000.
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