Quarantine Diaries: A roundup of several young voices worldwide

My good friend Peter Burns compiled several entries from young people living in Canada, the US, the UK, Brazil, Lebanon, Israel, and Iraq.

Included is this one from me: 

It’s interesting to walk down Bank Street and to pay attention to the stores differently now that they’re all closed. A restaurant sign indicates they’re receiving orders via their Instagram. All the handwritten notes on the doors of shops personalize the impact the shutdown is having on both staff and their customers. Uber drivers are delivering groceries and meals around the neighborhood. Quite a few people are out for walks, but everyone is keeping a safe distance, and it seems the smiles we usually exchange have been somewhat replaced by solemn nods and knowing glances. The kids and pets remind everyone to maintain levity, though. There are plenty of sidewalk chalk messages reminding everyone that love and hope are also contagious.

To read the others, click here.


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