Now that it is March, so many of us are thinking back to where we were and what we were doing. It is quickly becoming the anniversary of the shutdown, and so many of us are thinking back to the last few days of "normal" from a year ago.
Last year, on this weekend, I took my daughter to see the middle school production of "Frozen." I think back now to the packed lobby of people, standing wall to wall. I think of how we sat so closely in the auditorium seats. A world without masks and social distancing and fear.
I wonder if kids growing up now will ever feel comfortable sitting in a crowded room or standing in a wall to wall lobby of people without a sense of anxiety. How will we go back to watching Broadway productions, or cheering on a the home team at a baseball game in the stands with thousands of other people? When will in-person conferences return? Will things ever go back to what they were last March before the shutdown?
Or will we stay frozen in this place of isolation and fear?
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski