We are longer than a year past the end of COVID.
Make no mistake, COVID rocked our world.
COVID changed our world.
The United States is a far different place today than when the COVID pandemic shut down our world and sent us inside away from each other.
The colossal impact of shutting down our society in 2020 has not entirely been replaced by a return to normalcy.
Our city’s downtown areas remain largely empty by comparison to the way they were before the pandemic, a dramatic change for which there seems to be no simple antidote.
The unrestrained nature of life seems to have coalesced into something far different than nearly all of us experienced before the pandemic.
We no longer rush to be among thousands of people in crowded downtowns or stadiums or concert venues.