Covid-19 Sea Shanty

It was social media blowing up with Sea Shanties that got me into this. What is a Sea Shanty, anyway? My wife thought it was a tiny house on the edge of an ocean. Hmm.

Turns out, Nathan Evans from TikTok sings a New Zealand Whaling song “The Wellerman” with a beautiful Scottish lilt. It is the perfect antidote for Work From Home Loneliness. 10.4 million views later, lots of folks agree. The New York Times covers the story.

My favorite quote from the story: “It’s not the beauty … it’s the energy”, “You’re not supposed to sing pretty.” I think they’re talking about me!

I am so tired of working from home, of not seeing anyone, that I fantasize about working together, singing in cadence on a crew of a ship.

CMIO’s take? Fighting Covid is a little like a high-seas adventure. Hope you like my version.

Author: CT Lin

CMIO, UCHealth (Colorado); Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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