Living in a Loop

Melbourne is once again back into lockdown. This would be our 5th lockdown. I feel like living in a loop, going around and round unable to get out of the cycle. Melburnians have already spent around 205 days (i.e. ~29 weeks) in this kind of loop, with no more than 5km from home, only allowed to leave home for essentials like getting food/medicine, only 2 hours of outdoor exercise is allowed, work from home, no visitors at home and many other restrictions. One would think that it would get easier after already spending more than half a year collectively living like this but it is not, it is getting harder and harder to bear.

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Final Words For 2020

2020 felt like a year that we just skipped over but ironically it will also be an unforgettable year for many of us. Dr Simon Longstaff’s description of this year is spot on – “2020 will long live in the memory of the world. However, as time passes, I fear we will lose some of the fine ‘texture’ of what we have all experienced. So, now is the time to capture what we can of the experience.”

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