Today, not an image but a thought: The truth is that The Big Pause is giving me the mental space I’ve always craved in which to write, think and be. Some thrive on relentless busy-ness. But I love to see blank space in my diary. I need processing time, and that’s not the way society is set up. At school, I found it really difficult to finish things in the lesson. And now, as an adult, working with students, if teachers lurch from one instruction or piece of information to the next without a breath, I want to shout wait, wait, wait!!! Maybe it’s the way I’m wired; maybe I have a streak of idleness. But having said, without the external pressure, apart from, you know the existential terror of a global pandemic, I’m actually being much more productive.