Pairing feelgood and lockdown in the same sentence seems counterintuitive, but then today I felt genuinely overjoyed over the sight of a crumpled big leaf, and not a particularly attractive one either. So maybe, all it takes is just to lower your expectations.
All jokes aside, grappling to find something hopeful and edifying as each day dwindles on has its challenges. In Lisbon, this takes a particularly strange turn, surrounded by a kaleidoscope of colour, yet filled with nothing and no-one that makes it colourful.
But things keep ticking on, and there are cheerful things we can do in Lisbon whilst stuck in this lull. Some altruistic, others not so much, and some of which also depend on cash, which may not be freely flowing right now. But there is something for everyone below living in Lisbon right now: