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theguardian - 2 month ago

Let s learn from Covid necessity to make life better than before | Gaby Hinsliff

From flexible working to live-streamed shows, the tricks we’ve learned in lockdown could be used to enhance our livesSpring has sprung, albeit a little early. The weekend brought blue skies, daffodils bursting into flower, the drone of lawnmowers coming back to life. The natural world is waking up fast, in uncanny synchronicity with a nation now readying itself to emerge from Covid hibernation. Like all jaded hacks, I rolled my eyes when the prime minister started waxing lyrical last week about the crocus of hope pushing up through the frost of lockdown. But dammit, the crocuses are out now, and if this strangely unfamiliar emotion is not hope, then it’s hard to know what else it is.The coming of spring always paves the way, on some atavistic level, for the imagining of summer. But this time the vaccine (touch wood, cross fingers, pray that the missing unknown carrier of the Brazilian variant is tracked down before spreading it) provides some more rational grounds for daring to imagine new beginnings. Continue reading...


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