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The Sensory Deprivation of Lockdown

Our senses are starved. They lie dormant, waiting for the reopening.

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It is nearly a year now, though time no longer passes with any structure. Each day is the same, weekends bleed into weeks, days into months, the seasons blur into each other.

There are three categories of people in lockdown: couples without children, couples with…




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