As Gary Shteyngart so brilliantly wrote, “Half of us still seem to live in the Before Times and half in the New Truth.” In the Before Times, my family and friends spent way more time on social media than I did. If I had time to spare, I was much more likely to sit or walk in quiet (or maybe wander off on my bicycle).
None of this has been changed by the New Truth. Maybe we really weren’t all that different from each other? Media? Meditation? First 4 letters the same! Whether we mock our troubles, or invite them to a heart-to-heart, we all have to cope somehow.
Here is a list that will help you keep a light heart. And if the After Times ever do come, we can all come here and look back at the things that made us smile.
- I will survive (parody – for teachers)
- Sweet Caroline (parody – Neil Diamond updates his own song, “Hands, Washing Hands, Don’t touch me …”)
- Coronavirus Rhapsody (parody – What a gift from Raúl Irabién! Mamma mia!)
- Figma in Quarantine: The Musical! (Isaac Goldberg + Figma techies take us inside the pandemic at their Bay area software company. They can sing! And dance!)