Wellness Post, 4/27/20, Quarantunes Playlist

Good Monday morning to everyone,

I hope that you all had a nice weekend and found some fun activities to help you pass the time. We found a strawberry farm in Apex that was using fairly strict social distancing/sanitizing guidelines and took the kids out of the house for a couple of hours on Saturday. On Sunday we took a very long bike ride on the American Tobacco Trail that wore us all out. I love that feeling of physical exhaustion after a long bike ride. 😊

While I was cleaning out our extra room this weekend, I listened to REM non-stop for about 3 hours and was transported back in time. It got me thinking about all the playlists I shared with friends when I was a teenager – especially the ones from senior year. I have very fond memories (for the most part) of my high school experience in large part due to the soundtrack of that part of my life. That made me think about all of you – going through this pandemic and social distancing during such a significant period of time in your life. I thought it would be cool to capture the soundtrack of the DA Upper School during this distance learning experience, similar to this one that was made out in Seattle: The full playlist, SeattlePI WFH/Quarantine Soundtrack, can be found on Spotify here.

So, take a few minutes to answer the questions on this google form so that we can put together two DA Upper School playlists (and remind your friends to do it too!):

  1. Quarantunes Playlist – Students
  2. Quarantunes Playlist – Faculty

My hope is that we can share with one another the music that is motivating us to get up each day and continue with our studies and work, the music that we listen to when we are feeling overwhelmed about the pandemic, and the music that will certainly remind us of this experience when we hear it in 10-15 years.

And here is the latest installment of Mr. Murray’s wellness videos. You know what, I bet he’d LOVE to get some videos from you sharing what you’ve been doing wellness-wise! Murray’ism Optimism

Be well and stay connected!

Mrs. Danser