Today I found out that my car is beyond repair, destined for the scrapyard. Before lockdown there’d be no question of going without a car, but now? I’m not so sure.
In theory a car gives me ‘autonomy’. I can get in it at any time I like and go off anywhere I choose. In practice that autonomy is (rightly) curtailed at the moment, and likely to be for a while yet. So it seems a complete waste of all that embodied energy and raw materials to have it sat on my drive, slowly deteriorating through underuse.
It’s hard to imagine life without a car. This might just be the practice I need.