I suppose I’m fortunate in that the Lockdown doesn’t make much difference for me. I’ve been working from home for years so self-isolation is only a slight exaggeration of our normal life. We have lots of interests – primarily pens but other things too – to take up our time. It’s certainly not the same for everyone. An acquaintance who is a car mechanic lives for his work, can find nothing else to take up his time and is going stir crazy.
The anomie appears to be affecting online groups and boards as well. Perhaps because it’s a fairly close-knit group, Fountain Pen Geeks was badly affected. It became unendurable a fortnight ago. Not much improvement even now.
Like Voltaire, I’m going to tend my own garden. Spring has sprung and the weeds along with it! Now where did I leave those gardening gloves?