Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett never thought she’d have stability, but during lockdown an unexpected opportunity arrived
I’ve lived in the same place for nine years, but it’s always felt like a temporary arrangement. For much of that time my name was never on the lease, and with the exception of a brief, blissful period that directly preceded the landlords increasing the rent by 40% overnight, my first flatmate, then boyfriend, now husband and I always shared with other people. When the pandemic happened, we were in the process of looking for someone new to move into the flat’s second bedroom. But then we entered lockdown, and instead of a roommate, we ended up with a cat.
My pandemic epiphany: realizing the hole in my life was cat-shaped