The pandemic isolations have created exciting transformations along with inherent anxiety. We relearned home skills- cooking, culturing yogurt, baking bread, board games, puzzles. And new ones such as zoom visits and online classes for all kinds of things.
But that was in March and April.
The long summer and its racial indignities, massive street protests, violent but ultimately impotent conflicts, have deadened those early optimisms. An unruly American election looms. Reopened schools are haunted by the virus. Wave after wave of outrageous rhetoric drowns reasonable discourse.
Homemade pizza? How nice.