Lockdown Stories

Lost and Found

Our tendency is to defend ourselves against chaos, trying to reduce the impact of randomness on our lives. We try to adapt with rituals and beliefs that help us manage the challenges of our existence, as Mihaly Csikszentmihalhyi says in his book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. As we enter the ninth month of …

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The Off Season

It’s nearly August, and the city is emptying of its citizens as they depart for their summer holidays. This time of year, the beaches team with people — even in an age of pandemic. Hotels and resorts are booked solid, and charging astronomical summer prices. It’s the Annual Holiday, marked by an exodus to the …

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