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    Learning to amble

    If there’s one thing I’d like to take out of lockdown with me, it’s the ability to go about life unhurried. While not being able to gather around each other’s tables, share hugs and cuddle the tiniest members of our clans sure has sucked, the gift that has come with ‘shelter-in-place’ is a slowing of pace. The realisation that the constant rush leading up to March, 27 had been eating away at my soul.

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    In retrospect, freedom

    In this time of a novel coronavirus wreaking global havoc and the equally novel responses to this crisis, I have one of the least novel thoughts in the history of thoughts to share with you today. A cliché even. But as Terry Pratchett once said: “The reason that clichés become clichés is that they are the hammers and screwdrivers in the toolbox of communication.” They’re basic and rudimentary, but essential instruments in the construction of our reality. Especially in such strange and uncertain times. So, the thought I want to share with you today is this:

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    Resting in the question mark

    For the past few weeks, I’ve been plagued by a recurring nightmare. While each dream plays out slightly differently, they all follow roughly the same pattern: I suddenly remember/discover that, in order to pass a course/graduate, I need to hand in complex assignment/sit for a lengthy exam/attend an important class. The deadline/test day is upon me, but I’m both empty-handed and empty-headed. In a last-ditch effort to cram all the information I possibly can into my brain before it’s too late, I set out for the library to find the prescribed book/document containing all the answers.

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    Love in the time of lockdown

    If all had gone as planned, we would have been on day five of a blissful honeymoon somewhere along the Garden Route (I think…). Instead, here we are on day 14 of a 21-day national lockdown, hunkered down in our homes, movement restricted to only the most necessary excursions. The government’s noble effort to help flatten the curve of Covid-19 infections in South Africa.