Amid the pandemic, I’ve started buying copies of my favorite childhood books — and I'm not the only one
ちょっと為になる雑談系等の記事から、ここに出てくるComfort reading なんかの単語系は無理に日本語の訳語を当てはめる事なく、Reaging(読書もしくは読む事)をComfort(気楽に)と言う程度で、イメージを使って内容を理解することが肝要です。必ずしも訳する必要は、さらさら有りません。読者諸氏は英語を習得するのであって、翻訳社になる事ではないからです！
Do you remember how there was a point — early in the pandemic — when people were writing down the ways in which they would improve themselves during their extra at-home hours? They were going to download a language app and become proficient in German; they were going to have the time for two-a-day workouts; they were going to pull out their guitar again and finally get through that list of songs for beginners, starting with "Love Me Do."
Instagram life coaches wrote lengthy captions about capturing the moment, about the ways in which you can #BossUp even when things are tough.
But then reality hit. This wasn't summer camp or a productivity workshop; this was an exercise in unthinkable, prolonged grief.
"When something like that happens, a health crisis, or a loss, or something just really unexpected, you suddenly realize, 'I'm really not in control of how my future plays out or if things go well or not,'" author and grief counselor Claire Bidwell Smith told Salon's Mary Elizabeth Williams.
"That realization, when you are hit with it, just makes you feel uncertain," she continued. "That uncertainty that we're all sitting in right now during this pandemic, that reminder that we're all having right now that, is that we can't always plan for the best outcomes, and we don't know what's coming, and we don't know how we're going to be affected. To sit in that space is what happens when you go through a big loss."