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We've learned in the last few months that freedom in confinement comes from imagination

Stefanie Preissner


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Stefanie Preissner

Stefanie Preissner

Stefanie Preissner

Is it just me or does anyone else find themselves looking at dates in the calendar, at plans they had, and imagining what those days would have been like even though they're not happening?

It's mid-June now and there's a big line drawn through this week in my diary. I cordoned off the week back in January, when I made hopeful, naive dreams for my annual leave.

Around the time the global death toll moved away from single digits, I was setting up price alerts on flights from Dublin to Faro and deciding whether I needed a large suitcase or if I should roll my summer clothes into small enough balls and avoid paying for luggage.