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Where angels tread

THE year of Covid-19 has been organised rather on university lines, with terms and (relative) vacations. Of course, lockdowns one to three have lacked the social elements of Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity and their equivalents, just as the holidays have allowed most of us little in the way of travel. On the other hand, many lessons have undoubtedly been learned—and not only by homeschooling families. The successful mastering of the skills needed to sell online is among the most obvious for many businesses, and certainly for the art trade.

Also, time has been behaving oddly. Anyone much beyond the age of 21 is aware that usually years shrink; a simple example of the Theory of Relativity. Last February seems an age ago, but the weeks and months since have gone past in a blur. When I looked up my

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