36 Hours in … Wherever You Are

Create a green indoor oasis. Collect all your houseplants and arrange them in the room where you spend the most time. Snip clippings off any that can spare an offshoot, and place them in water-filled empty jars. Expand your collection by rooting food scraps such as avocado pits, pineapple tops and the bottoms of lettuce and green onions.

— Stacy Kissel, Somerville, Mass.

Start a journal. Use any medium, just do it. Write down your thoughts, what you’re doing in a day, who you’re (virtually) talking to, what you’re eating, how you’re coping. Think about what’s going on in the world — how does this make you feel? Journals and diaries are crucial to historians trying to understand the past — become part of history by writing down your experience.

— Lauren Gray, Lawrence, Kan.

Lean into fantasy! Two days ago I started writing erotica from quarantine. I offered to send my friends a chapter each week over email. In the world I’m creating, there’s an apocalypse where climaxing is the only antidote to illness. If you’ve never tried writing fiction about desire, I challenge you to it.

— Annika Berry, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Transport yourself to an evening in Italy through the three Franks. First, lemon pasta inspired by Frank Prisinzano, cooked while playing the master Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Amore.” Enjoyed with a glass of wine from Francis Ford Coppola’s vineyard and, lastly, a showing of his classic, “The Godfather.” Saluti!

— Taara Sajnani and Abhinav Das, New York, N.Y.

Watch the film “Before Sunrise” by Richard Linklater. The movie is about the spontaneity of travel, the thrill of connecting with someone from another part of the world, and the deep conversations that are only had while on the road. It is such a timeless rewatch too.

— Steven Filie, Chicago, Ill.

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/travel/36-hours-quarantine.html

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