35 degrees with clear blue skies would have been a very different proposition. but it was gloomy and murky and very hot like a poisonous planet too close to the sun. like living on Venus.
Without being callous about all the suffering this has caused and continues to cause, do you think the lockdown has been a stimulus to the imagination? For example, you'd never have imagined looking at London like this a year ago. Except in a sort of post apocalyptic fantasy. But this is a mass experience, beyond any tv show or film.- I was walking in the park yesterday, from which you can see the shard and various other skyscrapers on the horizon. And I thought to myself how they look so distant now. Not just geographically, but temporally. That central London is now just a memory. You know that it's not functioning as it usually does. And because you can't even travel there anymore, it's like some sort of ancient ruin. The shard has become (for a few months at least) a pyramid.