The Positives of Quarantine

Photo: Erik Mclean on Unsplash

Have you heard about this Coronavirus? Pretty wild stuff that’s been in the news lately. It sucks, and I hate it just like everyone else does. But let’s focus on the positives, shall we?

There has been some pretty incredible innovation we’ve seen since we’ve all been quarantined for what seems like 78 years. Wether it be a virtual happy hour with your team at work, contactless food delivery, or replays of old classic games, there’s been some pretty creative ideas out there to keep us occupied.

There have been a few that have really gone above in beyond in both creativity and innovation to both keep our minds busy and inch us back to some type of normal.

Bumper Tables

This genius idea came from a bar in Maryland that ensures social distancing for restaraunt visitors or those gathering publicly. The large inner tubes measure out to six feet, and the wheels on the bottom allow for easy movement.

Such a great idea. I would love to have my own personal space where I could set my drink, phone, and whatever the hell else I want in my own special zone. On top of this contraption assisting with social distancing, the pure visual of this is hysterical. Can you imagine 15-20 of these things slowly gliding through a bar and accidentally knocking into each other like a run down set of bumper cars with low batteries?

Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums

What do you do if you can’t go and see your favorite lions, tigers, and bears in real life? You throw up a webcam, and boom, all of your problems are solved! I mean, free range penguins in The Shedd Aquarium, come on.

Insider has done a great job of collecting all of these links in one central place. You can see in the link that you can visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Guggenheim, the NASA Space Center, and more all from the comfort of your favorite quarantine spot in your house or apartment.

Virtual Concerts

Have you ever seen Dropkick Murphys on St. Patrick’s Day? Been front row for an exclusive DJ set from Quest Love? Hung out in the studio with Garth Brooks?

Well thanks to the Coronavirus, we’ve all got the chance! Musicians & artists have done what they do best and streamed at-home concerts and AMA sessions for fans. I think this is such a great idea; it of course helps pass the time, but also humanizes these artists, brings us into their homes or studios, and creates a connection point during a time that many out there can very easily feel alone.

As the old saying goes, “With Great Change Comes Great Opportunity.” As much as these past few months have sucked, seeing creative minds go to work has been pretty inspiring. None of us hopes this goes on for too much longer, but if it does, hopefully the creative content continues to flow.

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