I also had that rut and the impulse to hide. I couldn’t write for days.
I did have to go to work, and attend my favorite uncle’s funeral. The world still looks very different. I, too, had to reframe my goals.
It was good to hear that others went through a similar process. I am not the same, in the way that I wasn’t the same after 9/11/01. But after that, I was wiser.
When we process this, we will be better for it.