Candace’s Doing Covid-Time List

Loving these things to get me through…this is just a starter list…

This book:  

Born a Crime, Stories of a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. Yo, talk about isolation, try growing up during apartheid…should be required reading for every high school kid.

And this book: 

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindberg

This news clip

Quarantined Italians sing from the balconies during the coronavirus lockdown 

These songs: 

Lovely Day by Bill Withers 

Happy by Pharrell Williams

And this song: Sunshine Superman by Donovan

And this song for dancing off the edge:

Canned Heat, by Jamaroquai

These podcasts and podcast episodes:

The Daily from the New York Times with Host David Remnick 

Dear Sugars with Host Cheryl Strayed

Ted Talks – Jane Fonda – Life’s Third Act

Pure Escapism 

Stream these:

  • The Sopranos –  a deep dive into the extremes of human nature… everyone is living on the edge or getting blown off the ledge… feels strangely apropos now.
  • The Big-C – why me?  why not me –  I’m dying here…  
  • Grace and Frankie – the big themes: love, family, marriage, divorce, friendship, sex , aging and laughing it off…  
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm – Larry tells everyone off 
  • Poldark – Post revolutionary war hero romance to swoon over
  • Borgen – Scandinavian politics and media on steroids  

These uplifting films: 

  • The Exotic Marigold Hotel 
  • Slum Dog Millionaire
  • Marvin’s Room
  • A Beautiful Life
  • JoJo Rabbit

These laugh out loud films:

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Parenthood
  • Sideways
  • Meet the Parents
  • Meet the Fockers

These foreign films:

  • The Lives of Others (East Germany) isolation behind the Berlin Wall
  • Cinema Paradisio (Italy) Film magic 
  • Amelie (France) Charms your pants off
  • Cyrano (France) the poignant and wrenching classic tale – Gerard Depardieu breaks your heart 

To be continued…