i have no clue. a quick missive from new zealand today. and how are you?
hello my loves…
i’m buried under board games and dishes and lego and stories and laundry and level four lockdown
quick update from down here.
after two weeks of hardcore lockdown spurred by a single case of covid detected in the community (which, of course, was just the tip of the iceberg by the time it was detected), a ray of hope….
today: only 49 new cases in the country. less than yesterday (there were 53) and the day before (there were 64). which means new covid cases in NZ are now down for two consecutive days in a row.
everyone here is praying that it’s a true trend…which could mean auckland coming out of full lockdown in a few weeks.
it’s a real nail-biter.
it’s hard here, with no shops open, no school, no swimming, no hiking, just in our house…waiting. being patient. knowing that this lockdown is so little compared to what so much do the rest of the world has had to endure.
i’m so, so grateful for the way this country is handling things. i feel so lucky to be here.
it feels like an oasis of sanity in a world gone mad.
FYI….this is the main, national site new zealanders refer to every day to see what’s going. it may be interesting to people abroad:
i love you all.
i am going to go back to the dishes, the board games, the endless lockdown cleaning.
but tell me: how are you doing, wherever you are. i’d like to know….
it feels like we are all going through such different – but similar – things.
my friends in australia – sydney and mebourne – are having a particularly rough time with their endless lockdown and few signs of hope.
the news from afghanistan is just perpetually heartbreaking.
eric clapton is composing anti-vax songs.
i’m not sure which way is up.
i’m not sure i need to know anymore.
it was amanda fucking palmer
in the drawing room
with the ukulele.