I’ve been through – before the pandemic – in fact, last century – I’ve been through that odd phase of not leaving the house and leaving my curtains closed all day.
I also went through a phase of not opening mail for a week or so. This was strangely like the English comedian Malcolm Hardee – a man never visibly depressed. He once told me that he would randomly throw some mail away, unopened, not knowing who had sent it nor how important it was.
At least I opened mine eventually.
Now I open my mail as soon as it arrives and I keep my curtains open during the day.
I don’t open my windows, of course.
I was partly brought up at a very impressionable age in a council flat on a hill in Aberdeen, Scotland.
If you opened the window fully there, you would have frozen to death.