Pat Amsden shares a post on Word by Word on finding inspiration in trying times.
Necessity Is the mother of invention. Lockdowns throughout the world and, particularly in Canada and the United States, made us realize our world was changing. Even with a vaccine it will likely be over a year if not more before life as we knew it will resume.
In the meantime, we’re finding new ways to connect and new ways of doing things. Life goes on. We learned things about ourselves and our loved ones. Some were good, some were bad. Toilet paper assumed a weirdly important role in our psyches. And a lot of bread was baked. Some people made beer and some people made wine. Some found ways to make things easier for their community.
Gardening centers ran out of or were unable to get seeds. I suspect some of us are going through seed catalogs online as my mother did upon the arrival of the Stokes cataloge.
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