One of my more hopeful thoughts during this time is that we are going to get art out of this. Maybe the musicians, artists, and writers are going to give us amazing things.
And maybe it won’t be the art they have done in the past.
A harbinger of this came through my email the other day, when Ellen Margulies, longtime friend of MDK, sent along a link to her brother-in-law’s short video.
Donald Margulies won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Dinner with Friends. He is a professor at Yale, the creator of many plays, a guy comfortable operating in the creative realm.
But what happens when it’s impossible to write? Like many of us, he has been thrown off track by the Covid-19 pandemic.
His reaction? Head down to the basement and crank up the Melville.
I am now a fan of his Instagram feed, @tsimmes, where the collages are flowing even as the world has stopped.
Thanks for the virtual postcard, Ellen.