Loosely Locked Down (Day 62)

Saturday 16th May

Today in my Zoom class I show some great students the benefits of a limited palette. I really enjoy spending time with them, albeit through a fibre optic cable connection. It is great to be with other adults after all this time – especially adults who like sketching and all things art, and it feels like a privilege to share the things I have picked up along the way to such a nice bunch, who make me feel very appreciated.

Friday 15th May

I go into Marcel’s office. I am thinking of all the baking that has been going on in our house over the lockdown period: we have a 15-year-old who loves baking, and I have not turned any of it down. “I am as fat as a seal,” I say. “Seals are beautiful!” says Marcel, ever loyal, and then realises that might sound bad. He adds, “But of course you’re not as fat as a seal!” I don’t know. I just know that between one thing and another, I have not been exercising as I should. Every time I look down our drive there is a fit person walking briskly past. That never happened before.

The Covid Two Kilos. None of us is stronger than it.

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