Quiet freeways, home schooling, toilet paper rationing, and a run on wine quickly became the norm. Our televisions are full of serious jam-packed hospital scenes and nightly reports of worrisome sickness spread. We see people biking and hiking on trails, all masked and 6 feet apart. We are fluent in a new language with words like contactless, pandemic, curbside, telehealth, COVID, quarantine, virtual, asymptomatic, and that word previously only used to describe a very fast car: Zoom.
WOW. Just WOW. SO much change! We have ALL experienced a pandemic of epic proportion. We have watched our world shut down and open up. Then repeat. And again.