IT’S 5:30 PM. The light is fading; the day is done. We could talk about what a day it’s been, too many emails; the house a mess; the bored toddler at home on her alternate school day; the dog who just had to be lying beneath your desk; the maxedout husband Zooming in the next room …
We could talk about that, but let’s not. Let’s not get into the day, because in the time of COVID-19, the days mostly all have capital Ds.
Let’s talk about nights. Tonight, to be exact. Sure, there might be chores waiting. But let’s just pause that nocturnal to-do list for a few minutes. Because what we actually need, right at this moment, is a buffer. We need a break. A gentle easing into the evening, a little ritual that says: just sit, for a second. Ladies and gentlemen, we need an apéritif.
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