This is Sktchy muse Calysta. While I was drawing her I was thinking of the things I miss.
I miss small talk in the margins of meetings.
I miss passing the time with neighbours in the street.
I miss the sound of children heading to and from school through my open window and the distant hubbub of the school playground at playtime.
I miss pub lunches and chip shop suppers.
I miss days at the farm.
I miss not feeling scared, anxious and sad all the time.
I miss feeling in control of my mental health, my agoraphobia and claustrophobia.
I miss being able to just leave the house and go somewhere, anywhere, when I want to, just to remind myself that I am able to do that these days. Will I be able to do that by the time the lockdown is over or will I be agoraphobic again?
I drew Calysta on my iPad Pro using the Procreate app.