Before I get to that, just let me say that I now spurn anyone who even dares to explain the necessity of the lockdown, or attempts to outline various justifications for the lockdown, or insists on arguing against anyone who questions the lockdown. Most of these lockdown apologists obsess over health and safety and security and speak of models and predictions and vaccines. Well, they can keep their lockdown, their models, their predictions, and their vaccines. None of it will do them any good in the end. Just wait and see.
I'm not too bright, but I know enough to recognize that the lockdown and everything related to the birdemic is fundamentally spiritual warfare. A great many don't see this. They only see material events in a purely material world and quickly adhere to some material explanation or other. And that's how you get events like the birdemic. When you believe in nothing but the material, you put your faith in science, politics, and economics until you get to the point where you actually believe there is nothing essentially wrong with a lockdown. And you believe this wholeheartedly - even when said lockdown refuses to make sense at the most basic scientific, political, or economic level.
Anyway, since this is spiritual warfare, I have spent the bulk of my free time focusing on spiritual matters. I can't focus on spiritual matters much when I'm teaching online, but I also struggle to get in the right frame of mind during my free time. I have never been and will likely never be one for quiet meditation. Sitting in a room and concentrating on the deeper aspects of life has never been my forté. On the contrary, I tend to have the deepest thoughts when I'm out walking or fixing up the house. This means I have spent much of my free time during the lockdown staying active
Fortunately, staying active is not difficult for me. I live in the countryside, which means I can walk for hours if I so choose. Thankfully, people don't call the cops on each other out here. I also have a fairly big backyard with a garden, and these ensure there is always something needing to get done. The more the needing-to-get-dones, the more I can contemplate matters of spiritual importance, which is why I recently launched into a little renovation work called Project Renovate Chicken Coop (see photo above).
As you can see, my yard contains a brick chicken coop - one that is a little, well, dilapidated. It was in poor condition when I bought my house four years ago and has deteriorated quite markedly since then. Though I knew I would eventually get to fixing it up one day, I usually tended to find more pressing matters requiring my attention. Well, those pressing matters have evaporated; thus, my sights are locked on the coop. My intention is to make it look somewhat new again without spending a great deal of money to do so. I plan to replaster the walls, replace the door and windows, and fix the leaks in the roof. No big deal.
But it will relieve the mild cooped-up feeling I have sensed lately and provide the sort of physical activity that helps me think about spiritual matters.
And that is a big deal.