Thrills before lockdown for COVID-19 were hard-won: a sophisticated person like oneself might get a mild buzz from a gold medal or the Nobel Prize. Possibly. By contrast, thrills in lockdown are less sophisticated: a bag of groceries on the doorstep is an Event with a capital E.
Today I’m incandescent with excitement. Prime Minister Jacinda Adern has decreed that the Easter Bunny is an essential worker in New Zealand, and thus the Easter Bunny has duly delivered some home-made cookies and Easter eggs to my door.
I’m not sure I can bear the adrenalin rush, but I’m strong, I’m willing to take the risk.
Thank you, busy busy Easter Bunny! My blessings on your work.