However, there are things afoot. It's been so interesting to see the outpouring of optimism and community strength everywhere. In a YouGov poll, most Britons don't want things to go back to the 'normal' we once knew. The importance of caring for our planet and our people is on everyone's minds, it seems. Those of us who have been harping on for a million years about inequality and marginalisation are saying 'I told you so'. Local food security charities like this one are getting some love, but the need is greater than ever.
In home news, my youngest son has had his A Levels and his gap year travel plans scuppered. We're having interesting conversations about life, flexibility and resilience with his older brothers and other loved ones. Heaps of books are being read. Music and art are being made, scrabble is being played and help and support are being shared wherever we can be useful. We are used to communicating with our extended family on video chat, as they are spread out all over the world, so there's lots of that. We have heard sad news of friends who are really struggling, deaths in families, anxiety and fear - we feel a bit like we're in a lovely bubble, enjoying the down time and re-connecting.
And tell me: What have you got in your pockets?