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After a two-year pause, hit 'Resume'

A sense of exuberance is palpable as Singapore lifts nearly all Covid-19 restrictions. But lessons learnt should not be forgotten, chief of which is how to be calm amid uncertainty.

Learning to live with uncertainty is one of the lessons many of us had to absorb from living with Covid-19, the writer says. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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In the middle of the doldrums that was the Covid-19 pandemic, around mid-2021 when I was reluctantly accepting that the virus was not going to disappear any time soon, I got into a mini-funk and went through my belongings.

I riffled through my dresses. I opened the cupboard where my once-beloved handbags now lay forlorn, some protected in dust bags, a few mouldy from damp. In the foyer, I opened my six-foot-tall shoe cabinet and stared with wonder at my shoes, especially a pair of fire engine-red heels with a pretty bow. Was there ever a world in which I would wear such shoes again?

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