Look, I’ll level with you: there’s a part of me that’s going to miss lockdown.
Yes, it’s going to be nice to get back to the cinema and the pub, and hopefully both on the same day, and to see people other than the ones we’ve been cooped up with lo, these many months.
It’ll be so nice…
Well, maybe. For some. Probably most. I don’t know about you, though, but I’ve been… well, not thriving, per se, but certainly enjoying some aspects of the iso life. The solitude, the self-reliance, the whole “being your own master” thing. Run out of things to watch on streaming? Food delivery disappeared somewhere between “Your rider has left the restaurant” and “your order is arriving”? No worries; I am the captain of my soul. I have a library of unread books and pantry shelves that have not felt the touch of man in years; this will not end me.
Luckily, for those of us who crave spiritual solitude and the challenge of the lonely path, SBS has a fix for us: the reality series Alone, the third season of which is currently streaming at SBS On Demand.