By Orin Carlin, The Croft Editor
The Croft Magazine // Not-so-splendid isolation. Déjà vu, anyone?
Mamma Mia, here we go again!
On the subject of disappointing sequels, at least no one is going to have their high hopes crushed by a significant lack of Meryl Streep during round two of lockdown. [ed: THREE. We are now on lockdown three. Not good.] If you need me I’ll be watching Julie & Julia (2009) on repeat. I for one have fervently lowered my expectations – consider any deluded notions of freshly-baked banana bread, perfectly-executed family TikToks or humbly-bragged under 30 minute Strava 5Ks (is that a socially acceptable time? I have literally no idea, I’m allergic to exercise) fully eliminated from my mind.
For some, diamonds are made under pressure (my dear friend who deliberately starts an essay with 10 hours to go, please continue to show us all up with your firsts) and is there really any situation more stressful than a pandemic? Carpe diem! One really ought to be writing a novel, painting a masterpiece, becoming a social media influencer ahead of one’s impending Strictly appearance and completing other such fruitful deeds, but for those of us who favour our sanity fully intact, is now really the time?
Take it from me, extreme productivity isn’t always on the cards (or ever, in my case) and that’s okay. If you do happen to find yourself stumbling blindly through a particularly hellish day, let it be known that most unpleasant situations can be eased by an early night with a Magnum in one hand and a book in the other.
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