Lie and sleep

There is an old trick of which I used to be a master: half waking up, then snoozing my alarm and pushing myself back down into sleep for another five, 10, 50 minutes. Suddenly, though, it has become a lot harder. I now need to sink back into the Land of Nod fast enough to avoid remembering the existence of the global pandemic—only then am I free to return to dreams of normal life, populated by a dizzying array of people in buildings that aren’t my own home.

Read more courtesy of Prospect Magazine.

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