A dim view of the recent past | Juwon Ogungbe
How will these times be remembered? It is hard to tell. The first lockdown of almost a year ago is only a dim memory in my mind. I recall listening to the government functionaries in the press conference that ushered it in, but not much after that.
I remember feeling lost for a short while, because I knew it was the end of an era. Shortly after that, I found a new routine for myself and I got on with the business of being productive.
Just behind the chair I sit on to work, there is a futon chair. On that seat lies the evidence of my productivity through the months. Occasionally, I look at a score or a script I wrote for a podcast episode or a vlog. I don’t remember the thought processes that led to their creation.
Is my amnesia linked to a coping mechanism for dealing with trauma? Have I experienced a shock to the system? Am I feeling numb?
I find sleep to be more engaging than almost anything else at present. At least I can go on adventures in my dreams.
Originally published at https://juwonogungbe.com on February 8, 2021.