On a positive note, creativity and art seem not only to survive, but to thrive in times of oppression and duress. Art is a life force that cannot be contained or controlled. Yesterday, I sold my “stuff” at the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest. What a wild and crazy cauldron of creativity that event was. It was packed. Anyone can self-publish and sell or give away their creative work at an event like that. And these events are growing in number and popularity.
Also, a friend told me to ask other people at City College (or in any stressful job, I suppose, which would cover pretty much everyone) what they do to take care of themselves in the midst of this crisis. So I’ll put that question out there. What do you do to take care of yourself and your creativity?