'I crave hugs and printed menus and sneezes that don’t launch panic attacks in anyone within six feet.'
'Moving past these petty irritants hasn’t been easy, but it has been clarifying.'
'For those few hours, the world was normal again'
'COVID-19 deserves a place among all those other tragedies.'
‘Dear friends, who we sorely miss during this time of the coronavirus, bless us in so many ways.’
‘Although I've lived in the county for more than 30 years, I’ve been wowed by all the natural beauty so close at hand.’
‘I stepped out to see 12 friends in the street, wearing homemade masks, standing a suitable distance from one another and singing “Happy Birthday” to me.’
‘When we began to shelter in place, I made a plan to tackle a long-delayed project: organizing the family photos.’
‘Our goal for these adventures is to find something new.’
‘My name is Caroline. I’m 17 years old and I’m a perfectionist.’
‘I knew I wanted to get married, but the white dress, the Champagne flutes and the bouquet of calla lilies was never part of my picture.’
‘I do hope this disease, despite its horrors, may reset all our expectations, opening up space for our children to seek their own stories.’
‘In the past few months, I have reassessed what I thought I was supposed to feel at school events.’
‘As I strode past a shop's open door, I detected a hauntingly familiar sound. Is that the Quran?’
‘Though my father survived, his parents died in a concentration camp. My father’s granddaughter proudly sang her Haftorah verses to the 100 virtual attendees at her bat mitzvah.’
‘As a Muslim in America, I’ve almost always fasted alone.’
‘My focus on delivering a daily virtual platform to our students has overwhelmed my life.’
‘Little did we know that we would be expecting our first child while working as physicians during the coronavirus pandemic.’
'I am immunosuppressed. I cannot go out and fulfill the plans I made just a few months ago. A mask is not enough for me.’
‘Here we are, frozen in this moment, sipping wine and talking about life other than the virus that keeps us here.’