The Long and Winding Road of Life | by Brian Almeida | Medium
A long, winding road. Public domain image.

Last night, I saw the last picture of myself from the Before Times. It reemerged as a Facebook memory. I’m smiling and laughing with others, and I have no idea what is coming. At that point, I had just heard of COVID-19, and I knew we were going to need to make some shifts, but I could not have anticipated — nor could anyone have anticipated — the year that would follow.

Tomorrow, meanwhile, is my own personal pandemic-iversary. It was the beginning of lockdown. Bit by bit, we all lost access to experiences we love and people we love, and the things we could do began to narrow.

One year later — pretty much exactly one year later — we are about to experience the opposite. Bit by bit, we are going to gain access to experiences we love and people we love, and the things we can do are about to expand. This is going to be a very gradual process, but here’s the thing that fills me with excitement and gratitude:

We’re already in it.

Renee Roederer

2 thoughts on “Gradual

  1. Nothing does memory better than Facebook memories are really one of the best things that have happened to Facebook it’s nice to know and have memories of a particular day In history I really like this feature and I check it often.


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