What will our memories of lockdown be? | Emma Beddington

Is it too soon to start wondering what we’ll remember of the Great Confinement? This week, I rescued a baby lamb and our lovely neighbour died … We are living the history of this momentous time I’ve been thinking about memories, and about what on earth will remain from this time. On one level I feel a bit superstitious even entertaining the thought of after: it seems presumptuous. But when others talk about what might come next, it gives me a fillip of optimism, so I’ve decided to allow myself to consider it, occasionally. Live dangerously with me: let’s tempt fate for a minute and ask what we’ll remember of the Great Confinement. For many of us, this is one of the most momentous events of our lifetimes, as memorable as 9/11, perhaps. For me, it far outstrips the weird, three-day terrorist lockdown I lived through in Brussels in 2015 and any number of my personal dramas. Continue reading...