The Washington Post has an interesting article with one of those 'the story is in the headline' headlines, 'Walden may be the most famous act of social distancing. It’s also a lesson on the importance of community'. Here's a snippet:
Since the coronavirus quarantine began in the United States last month, tens of millions of us have begun something like Thoreau’s retreat, but with a better Internet connection. As the days accumulate into weeks and then months, the burden of remaining cloistered will surely grow more challenging. Thoreau went there before us. He knew there can be contentment alone just as often as there can be loneliness among company.More on Walden and Thoreau at the Shedworking site.