To spend a pandemic making soft and pretty things may seem silly in certain ways-frivolous or impractical, maybe, and certainly a privilege when my life and livelihood aren't (yet) directly at stake. Handicrafts such as crochet, knitting, and embroidery-traditionally practiced by women and by the elderly-carry passive associations that defy most American notions of bravery.
There's no shortage of tips about what brings happiness, but what gives your life meaning? "Meaning in life" is one of those things everybody insists is vitally important - yet nobody tells you what it really is, and directions to get there never seem to come up on Google Maps.
I have a not-so-secret hope that we're reaching a sort of technology nausea point, when it becomes utterly clear that pre-digital (or at least pre-smartphone) approaches to certain things were better in many ways, and we begin to re-adopt them [...]
Running is enjoyed by millions of people because it's good for your body and mind and it requires very little equipment. All you need is a good pair of running shoes and the willingness to get started. Running may seem so simple that preparing to start a running routine may sound silly.