This short essay by Jen Stout explores the social aspects of lockdown, and how it has allowed the frantic pace of life to slow, and pockets of community to flourish in urban areas. She explores the contrast between the often-anonymous existence of people in cities, and the intimate nature of life in rural and isolated communities. The notion of place and belonging is explored in a thoughtful reflection on loneliness and what it means to be truly ‘at home’.
This article is top of our recommended reading this week.
— The Island Review (@theislandreview) June 9, 2020