A couple of things have helped.
Catrin came round and clowned around with music.
A future bride came round to eat, and to plan her wedding in three weeks' time.
I listened to Vaughan-Williams' Fantasia on a theme of Tallis.*
I took a nap. I needed it, too, after a short and disturbed night.
My preparation for tomorrow morning and for Sunday.
* one bright spot in the covid experience has been the artists finding new ways to reach the public with their music: the pianist Igor Levit's micro-concerts, Voces8 and Apollo5 and so on with their chamber choir stuff, orchestras performing from unusual halls, the Wigmore Hall broadcasting wonderful singers. I can't always spare an evening or the cost of a ticket for a concert in Bordeaux but here world-class music has come to our homes, and I'm very thankful.