Nothing Time

December 30, 2022 #Helene Fitzgerald

Helena Fitzgerald, writing at The Atlantic about that most curious time of the year, the week between Christmas and New Year’s, when all expectations dissolve into nothingness:

Nothing time is different from free time; Dead Week is not a vacation and not a holiday, but we are afforded so little truly unmarked and nonurgent time that five days when nothing really matters can feel like something more precious than either one.