Since the UK entered lockdown in March, I’ve tweeted one or more anime screencaps and the phrase ‘Good night, and good luck’ when I go to bed. (When the screencap’s from a giant robot show, the phrase is ‘Good night and good luck, pilots.’) Sometimes I forget. But I’ve generally kept the habit up.
I don’t need to say that we’re passing through strange, threatening times. Yes, at least one pandemic likely will intrude at some point in a full lifespan, but knowing that and living it differ sharply!
The digital tendrils anime has woven between us might be slight things, but for me, and for everyone else living alone, they’re at least something.
One thought on “On saying good night”
When the quarantine first started, I sat down to watch post-apocalyptic slice of life like Last Girls’ Tour. There was a particular consolation in it.
Stories save us in many small ways.