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You will wonder what is happening to all those who can’t stay home because they don’t have one. You will feel vulnerable when going out shopping in the deserted streets, especially if you are a woman. You will ask yourselves if this is how societies collapse. Does it really happen so fast? You’ll block out these thoughts and when you get back home you’ll eat again.

You will put on weight. You’ll look for online fitness training.

You’ll laugh. You’ll laugh a lot. You’ll flaunt a gallows humour you never had before. Even people who’ve always taken everything dead seriously will contemplate the absurdity of life, of the universe and of it all.”

But wait, it gets better—

Many of you will fall asleep vowing that the very first thing you’ll do as soon as lockdown is over is file for divorce.

Many children will be conceived.

Your children will be schooled online. They’ll be horrible nuisances; they’ll give you joy.

Thank heavens The Spouse and I never had pups. So we can curl up in our kennel with a warm rug and peer out at a changing planet. Change it shall, and with the best will in the world I don’t see it getting better. Quite the opposite, in fact … as for contemplating the absurdity of life, and the gallows humour?

Been there, done that …


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    1. Not cabin fever, no. Yet. Actually an attack of the Cassandra syndrome.

      No, I don’t mean the dude writing in The Daily Mirror some years ago—I mean the poor wee minx in Priam’s Troy; the one who had simultaneously the gift of seeing the future and being able to talk about it, and the curse of everybody thought she was a hilarious (but harmless) fruitcake. (Hence the name of my blog.)

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