55 days in lockdown

« Long, solitary walks, family dinners, days spent wondering when life might change. Evenings spent in quiet entertainment : reading, scrolling, reminiscing. These are the routines of present-day isolation. But give or take a few centuries, a few social-media apps and more than a few civil rights, I might as well be describing thedays of Jane Austen’s heroines. There’s a strangely comforting echo between the staid lives of her eraly 19th century women and current circumstances , for those of us fortunate enough to have our greatest challenge be coping with staying home. (…) »

Essay « Home with Jane » by Raisa Bruner / Time / May 25, 2020