Apart from going nearly insane because I was high risk during lock down. not knowing what a night’s sleep was, and losing my writing mojo like most of my Author friend’s, I’ve been able to look back at what I actually did and was surprised at what I actually got up to. I heard about a scheme called Lily at Future Learn. They specialise in Free Courses for people over 60. I found out able them through U3A. Me? I thought. I’m nowhere near sixty. Then I thought in your dreams Carol. Stop thinking your still twenty nine and listen to your body. You can’t get up off the floor without the help of a crane! So I went and had a look and the list of things you can do was endless. I picked the ones nearest to my interests and chose two. Shakespeares Life, and Work and the Globe Theatre and the Life and Works of Sir Walter Scott. A couple of months later, here I am with Qualifications on the walls from the University of Aberdeen and the City University, London. Next I painted my first ever Landscape with my son. I’ve learned tapestry, new crochet techniques, made all the new recipes that I’ve mean’t to do, mapped out new ideas for books, and all in all I sound like a Saint.
Except I’m not. I’m still not sleeping. I’m still depressed and I’m still praying that at some time I’ll get a holiday. So far I’ve had two cruises cancelled. Masks are mandatory, but I suffer from a violent form of claustrophobia which means I panic the moment my mouth and nose are covered. However, I’ve been given an exemption card.
Yet, there are people out there who call be a murderer because I can’t – not won’t wear a mask.
So that’s my musing on Lockdown. All I hope is that we get a vaccine soon that will help us fight this evil thing. Enough people have lost their lives. No more please!