These are unprecedented times. As I sit here typing in the sunroom, looking out at the garden now drenched in the early spring sun, for a minute I could almost imagine this was any other normal working day. And yet.
As the world struggles to cope, adjust and shift tactics as it fights Covid-19 over the coming months, we have to learn, to some extent, to let go of what we can’t control.
The effects of this virus are far-reaching, not just to those directly affected but for businesses, employment, schools, social gatherings and beyond. But as daunting and restrictive as isolation feels, there’s a huge amount of freedom to be found in it. How often do we imagine a time where we can stay at home and just be with our families? How often do we wish we had time to work on ourselves, learn something new, practise a skill or finish that book? Somehow, all that unnecessary daily noise and busyness falls away and reminds you of what really matters.
So, with that in mind, I want to keep the space here on Curate and Display a positive one. There will always be Nordic and contemporary interiors to keep you inspired. There will always be little postcards from our home and garden (even if my attentions are pulled away to keep the kids entertained from time to time).
And because I believe in the positive effects of music and the ability it has to improve your well-being and lift you out of a difficult headspace, I’ve created a new and uplifting playlist on Spotify. The Lockdown Get-Down is filled with two hours of high energy grooves to get you through the day. And if you’re looking for something slightly calmer, you can explore my Slow Sounds Playlist series.
Push back the furniture, turn up your speaker and get down with your bad selves.