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An eerie quiet

When the lockdown started, I thought it was an opportunity for me, as a scientist and educationist, to work at home without the distractions that I used to face while preparing lectures or writing articles ever since I retired four years ago. But it is a mixed bag when every day is a reckoning under the health crisis presented by COVID-19. Under normal working conditions, the no-noise quiet ambience would be a boon for any creative writer. But the current view from my window is static and silent, with no movements or sounds of any kind, except those made by ...

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