The Nature of Lockdown

incidental naturalist

2020 – The year of The Virus and the spring of lockdown. 

I returned from vacation in March to a Covid-19 tsunami, sweeping its way across the globe leaving devastation and misery in its wake. On the day I left for my holiday only 11 cases had been reported in the United States. By the time I returned, just 10 days later, a state of emergency was about to be declared and within 4 days I, along with millions of others, was in lockdown. All trips cancelled for the foreseeable future, including trips to the grocery store or office.

Anything that I write in this paragraph could be extracted straight from a horror script. We have all read that script too often recently, so let’s skip it!

It was nearly 3 weeks before I left my Hoboken, New Jersey apartment. I left because I was going crazy. The restraining band…

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