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A puzzle in the time of coronavirus

A jigsaw puzzle we completed of George Seurat’s Un dimanche après-midi à l’Île de la Grande Jatte

My partner & I started this puzzle Monday evening and just finished it this afternoon. Talk about spending Sunday in the park with George! I saw the original painting, Un dimanche après-midi à l’Île de la Grande Jatte (A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte), hanging in the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993. It is huge, about 3:2 meters (about 10×7 feet), and I spent some time in the museum marveling at it. I’ve heard, seen, and sung Stephen Sondheim’s musical Sunday in the Park with George based on this painting, so it has added significance to me. This gave us something entertaining to do indoors on hot summer days during the coronavirus epidemic.

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Beautiful Someone You Loved video

I woke up with this song in my head, so I Googled it and found this video. I’m so glad I did. I didn’t know the singer was related to Peter Capaldi, and I thought it was really sweet that his cousin acted in his video. It’s a very moving story and you have to watch it till the end to fully appreciate it— but I won’t tell you what it is, because you know, “Spoilers.”

Reblog: interpreter’s viral moment misses the point (opinion) – CNN

Lilit Marcus, who is a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), whose first language was American Sign Language, calls out hearing folks who are sharing the now-viral video of ASL interpreter Amber Galloway Gallego working at a Twista performance.
— Read on www-m.cnn.com/2019/08/23/opinions/asl-interpreter-twista-video-deaf-culture-marcus/index.html

I love this article. it reminds me of what I want to say to the 1,000 hearing people watching me while I interpret for a single Deaf person: “I’m here for them, not for you.”