“A post-COVID world, to me, looks like people safely gathering and sharing stories. It is hand holding and sharing meals, making up for lost time, and finally hugging my Yaya and Papa. It is shows at Thompson’s Point, bagels at Forage, and friendly gatherings on the Eastern Prom. It is remembering my need for human companionship and getting to tell people I love them in person.

Aside from the romantic, gooey things, however, post-COVID looks like single mommas in marginalized communities at less risk of catching a deadly virus, medical workers returning to a “normal” pace, more hospital beds being vacant, and local business owners recouping their income after a year of tragedy.”