As the coronavirus forces us to stay #GlobalFromHome, we’ve launched a weekly post with three easy ways to explore new places and new perspectives without leaving your house. We’d love to hear ways that you’re staying globally aware.
1. Listen: to Radio Around the World
2. See: Virtual Museums
3. Make: Bread
If I felt that life was being too hard on me, I went to the Malecón. If I felt I hadn’t suffered enough, I went to the Malecón. If a pair of breasts or a pretty face turned me down, if a friend emigrated, if I was reading Amado Nervo, or if I was in the mood for conjuring up some fresh existential tragedy, I would go to the Malecón. I would find a place to sit alone, and I would recline with my face to the sky. I would try to convince myself that I wasn’t bored, that actually what I was experiencing was a process of spiritual purification, and that this, my solipsism, was simply the price I had to pay. Until one day, luckily, I snapped out of it and said to myself: “Exactly why, imbécil, are you doing all this?”
DID YOU KNOW
In Egypt, Bulgaria and Brazil, the No. 1 song on iTunes is currently “Coronavirus Remix”—a song taken from Cardi B’s Instagram post. The lyrics may not be safe for work, but they’re probably safe for working from home.