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Dan McLean

Dan McLean

Dan McLean

It's one of those throwaway questions you say at the start of a conversation. 'How are you doing?' and 99.9 percent of the time the answer will come back with a fairly positive, 'Fine, thanks'. No matter what's going on in your life, no matter how much you feel like curling up in a ball and crying or, alternatively, singing from the rooftops with glee, that nonchalant, somewhere in the middle answer is the one that falls most often from people's lips.

But over the last month, since the sequins and sparkles of Christmas were once again packed away and since we realised that our release from the restrictions of Covid-19 wasn't a done deal as we entered 2021, I can't help but notice a change in those responses. Pose the question now and you're more likely to hear a slightly more negative response, such as, 'As good as can be expected', or even, 'Uck, you know' and I think it's fair to say, we all do…


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