Had an awful vivid dream about being back teaching only to be misunderstood and falsely accused of alcoholism – never one of my many real weaknesses. So far I have been sleeping particularly well. Elizabeth has been having far more dreams. We never tell each other the contents – except very rarely. She says that would make them worse. Of course their contents could and can often be hurtful for a partner when other relationships enter the dream world – I mean sex of course. We downplay dreams now, no longer seeing them as a gateway into the supernatural as much of Africa still does. All the same they can be so vivid.
Got together with Jane Langton and Dave Wrathall to try out a session on Zoom. It worked surprisingly well after a confused start.
In the afternoon we did our weeky shop and for the first time with a scarf around my face and gloves I entered LIDL which I always enjoy. We cannot continue with this total lockdown for ever. If we are sensible, keep social distancing, wash hands frequently that should be OK – though the awareness, if not an emotional fear – remains. A programme empahising what can be expected if you go down with it hard sounds really bad, for if one survives a strong dose recovery could be only partial and very drawn out.