The walk from my house to the corner shop means so much now. It’s getting a small amount of normality back to my life. On my way I see few people. Some old friends, some strangers. It’s like normality but if you had kaleidoscopic vision. Everything on the verge of being normal. When you go into the shop and there is no one there, it’s like a dream. After being inside for two months every step means so much. Seeing other humans means the world to anyone and everyone. Especially when it used to happen daily. It’s strange, too strange.
Xandr Holloway turned thirteen just before lockdown, and has grown taller than his parents during the pandemic. He loves reading and writing, and Formula One, and is saving up for an alpaca because, why not? Instagram @yeetmortimer.