Obviously reading is a “quarantine pastime” but I chose to read genres I’m not used to. I started reading books on stories, and why we as humans have been telling them since before recorded history and why we continue to crave them. Understanding characters that go back to the Greek classics, and seeing how they evolved into our current iterations has been extremely enlightening. Not only from an actor’s point of view, but also just as a human. Knowing that characters of myth and reality had the same insecurities and shortcomings hundreds and thousands of years ago makes the loneliness of quarantine feel just a little less lonely.
3. I’m perfecting my morning coffee.
During the lockdown, I have had the time to finally get back to making pour over coffee. In the pursuit of your perfect cup of coffee, it’s easy to get lost in balancing beans roasts, grind fineness, and water temperature, amongst other variables. I was connected with a roastery called Sir Owlverick’s a while ago, who makes incredible beans which I have sent to a few of my coffee loving friends. On top of amazing flavor, Sir Owlverick’s is also a certified minority and women-owned coffee roaster. The bag featured in the photos is their Themiskyra Roast which is one of my personal favorites. It is named after the island Wonder Woman is from and the beans for that roast are sourced from Asociación de Mujeres Cafeteras Plan Mil, an all women’s organization that operates in Columbia.