Jamie Bull has coined the acronym NIOGO, meaning Not Interested In Going Out. We’re not scared, we don’t have FOGO (Fear Of Going Out). But speaking for myself, I am still rather enjoying several hours a day of pleasant inertia. I need this right now for reasons unrelated to lockdown, but at any time, privacy and inertia are a fertile combination for the imagination.
How is it that for weeks on end I managed to exercise twice a day, produce a Bad Drawing and thus a blog post almost every day, make some videos of my poems, and still “waste” at least three hours of my working day? No idea. Maybe because inertia is nectar for poets? Like boredom, although I’ve never managed to achieve that. My inertia consists of lolling in a rocking chair, reading, watching videos or playing games, and also doing household chores very very very slowly. It’s all good, I reckon.
For all that, I am out in the world. Loving my first dance classes and coffees in company. Moving slowly when it comes to shopping: I went to buy coffee filters and a drawing pen, that took two hours including impromptu lunch, because of bad planning. Upside: I also got three new coloured pencils and a pencil holder 🙂
So I’m extremely pleased (and a tad guilty) when others propose an outing or get-together, because I am adopting a passive stance. And I’m not alone in this:
Vast majority of New Zealanders don’t want to return to office after Covid-19, reports The Guardian.