Everything is Cancelled

2 Apr

I made it to Day 2 of my COVID-19 Creativity Challenge, friends! It’s a really difficult time, I know, and maybe writing silly songs or making art or any creative endeavor you choose may not seem that important, but I believe they’re a lifeline to get us through these days.

Today I wrote a song, somewhat based on some advice that I read in a letter that Dr. Mary Ellen Lane, the Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UMass Medical School, wrote to the students of her school as they prepared to be away for an unknown amount of time. She encouraged them to take this unexpected time to do things that they might not be able to do like “read voraciously.” I’ve found that I have had the time to read more – both for work and for pleasure. I’ve been able to take longer walks with my dog. I’ve actually enjoyed cooking a little bit. And of course, now, I’m doing this activity and it makes me (1) write a bit, (2) pick up a musical instrument, and (3) be back here on my blog.

I guess what I’m saying is that despite all the legitimate bad news of the days, if we wish, we can make something good out of it. That’s what the song is about today.

3 Responses to “Everything is Cancelled”

  1. Karen Land April 2, 2020 at 8:24 pm #

    You’re song made me 😊
    Great tune! Thanks

  2. Rebecca Graves April 3, 2020 at 11:31 am #

    Thank you, Sally! I love your tune and your message. As it’s poetry month, I’m writing a poem a day.

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