Covid penetrates the brain – blood barrier and causes the brain to swell. It’s like being dumb and slow. A cloud of pressure and weirdness fills the head, and houseplants become too swift to keep up with. I have been tasked with learning how to be a line cook. I have decided to use it to my advantage, to whatever extent possible. It has momentarily kept my thoughts limited, both in scope and in multiplicity. But that also means I can focus… kinda. Perhaps it is the perfect cure for a brain such as mine: Covid brain fog induced stupidity. Or, perhaps, I am making no sense RIGHT NOW because of Covid brain fog induced stupidity. Shoe gardens.