We quickly learned what it was like to truly run out of options, carefully walking in circles, retracing old steps as if something-- or someone-- new would materialize. The sun poured through our windows but didn't warm our bodies and no object was left unturned. All the books reread, papers refiled, clothes and trinkets reorganized in different drawers, shows on the Netflix queue watched; we wait for change. Still waiting, we realized it all has already changed-- who thought we would be here, one year later? We may be living through history, but each day only comes into focus as it passes. We may need many more years to decipher all their meanings.
I hope you enjoyed this piece! As we enter the month of March (which is so crazy to say), the realization that all of the chaos in our world has been going on for a full year is daunting. I hope you all are doing well, and that much better things are to come. Feel free to leave feedback and writing challenges in the comments, as always. Stay safe and healthy out there.