on fear

Do you remember how afraid we all were last year? It stopped us all in our tracks, for a minute, as we said goodbye to what-was and figured out what was next. Do you remember only leaving the house once a week, carefully washing your groceries (even the packaged stuff) before you brought it in, parcel quarantine? Do you remember the panic, the plan pivots, the lives put on hold? Do you remember people checking in on their neighbours, doing grocery shopping or other errands for the vulnerable folks in their lives, the immense outpourings of support and gifts for…