Humans may be wanderers by nature, but in the year 2020, with planet Earth overrun by a pandemic, most human activity has come to a shocking halt. Much of what is going on is related to battling the disease on the front lines — either by tending to those who are stricken, or by filling basic needs so the rest of the population can shelter in place.

For many there are crushing financial pressures. For just about everyone, there’s uncertainty. Some people are finding less time than ever to do all the things they want to do. However, many others are toggling back and forth between anxiety and boredom.

Jokes about having exhausted the Netflix library are circulating on social media. Jigsaw puzzles have come down from their shelves. Readers are flying through pages, and gardeners are digging into soil with ardor.