A Melancholy Playlist & 6 Ways To Mourn Summer 2020

A Melancholy Playlist & 6 Ways To Mourn Summer 2020

It’s August. I don’t know exactly how we fell into the black hole vortex that spit us out on the other side of summer far away from the promise of hot-weather flings and harmonizing to Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” with our friends, a nice bubbly seltzer in hand, but here we are. Collective grief is calling, and Troupe is here to answer with a crowdsourced playlist of lonesome, melancholy for you to wallow in. 

 

Looking for additional ways to grieve the summer that could’ve been? Read on, friend. 

1.

Buy a book of stamps and write your BFFs letters reminiscing on lighter days gone by when you could travel to exotic destinations and had the option to make out with strangers — if you’re into that sort of thing. We need to save the USPS, baby. 

2.

Wear sunscreen when you go to the grocery store to get the pina colada supplies you should be drinking on the vacation that was rescheduled and then ultimately canceled. Don’t forget your hands. 

3.

Exchange the cute summer fit you bought for the aforementioned vacation for some practical, reliable Hanes sweatpants. Comfort is king, and you’re not going anywhere. 

4.

Be a considerate mourner and sing Toni Braxton’s “Unbreak My Heart” at the top of your lungs in the safety of your shower to restrict the spread of your lil airborne droplets whilst allowing yourself the cathartic release that is yell-singing turn back this hurt that you caused at a virus.

5.

The next time you order takeout from your fave local spot slide the cutie at the counter a note with your number and ask them if they wanna have a remote movie date to watch Seeking A Friend for the End of the World. You can grieve summer together with the mediocrity of enjoying a 53% Rotten Tomatoes rating, separate but together. 

6.

Give back to the people, and make a TikTok tutorial video detailing how to remove eye makeup after hysterically crying.

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