Breakout

on the end of lockdown

(The author, knackered, on his first walk since March, looking out from the Palau Nacional over Barcelona)

The lockdown has broken in Spain, and it feels like a weather phenomenon. After a prolonged period of heat and humidity that has swallowed a city and sent its residents into a craze, a sort of Saramago-like curse, the spell has broken, rain has com…

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