Digital Theatre Presents: Richard Armitage on Charles Dickens & Scrooge:
Just from this small snippet of Richard Armitage interrogating the character of Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”, he makes an interesting connection between Scrooge who is alone and cut off from emotions and relationships “by choice”, contrasted to the current pandemic situation of everyone having to be self-isolating or alone/cut off from others against our choice.
It makes me think of myself and others and our coping strategies for the current self-isolating condition of the COVID 19 pandemic:
1) Do you try to look on the bright side? There being less expenses for makeup, hose, etc, that you’re not having to wear on a daily basis—despite having to scrounge for toilet paper and other essentials because you’re at home all of the time.
2) Do you have little pampering rewards for yourself? Though I’m working from home, and having longer days due to the extra workload thrust upon us, I have enjoyed revisiting my favorite online books and audiobooks (by RA, of course) in my personal time. And then there is always binge watching “The Crown”, “Madam Secretary”, various Jane Austen and other period love stories made into film, etc.
3) Do you make deals with yourself, to have a post pandemic goal to look forward to? Such as, when this pandemic is over—or at least under control with vaccines, etc.—I plan to _______ (fill in the blank). In our case, my hubby and I would love to take the train to our nearest big city and visit its museums, events, and such again for the day. We also hope things will be doable for us to attend a family wedding in Spring 2021. Fingers crossed.
And though we have known of people who have become sick with COVID 19, we haven’t lost anyone to the disease. So my heart goes out to everyone who has.
Full Episode 5: (with a rather detailed cookies issue that I didn’t attempt at the moment, Ha!)
My previous SAL blog Post #1311 link about when this was announced in July 2020:
Wishing you a safe, healthy, & happy day! Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->