"Everyone I know is a different person and, I don’t know—are we all still going to like each other?"
This made me tear up. I haven't seen family who are out of the country for more than 3 years now and not knowing when I can see them has been pretty disheartening. Thanks to Isaac and Scaachi for sharing their experiences and giving me words to feel all the feelings!
"You can’t have all of that happen for a year or two years and everyone is simply going to climb out of it? And want to party? Or celebrate? This is not hot girl summer. This is the desperate wanton acts of people who are trying so hard to tamp down the unbearable crushing depression that has been choking them since the beginning of 2020."
This really hit home for me as someone who got vaccinated in April and tried to resume what was considered a "normal" life - bars and parties etc. Everything felt empty and fake and wrong. Instead of hot girl summer I am now dealing with the emotional repercussions of the collective trauma we experienced since March 2020. It is comforting to know I am not alone. Thank you for this.
Ok she is as badass as I expected. I love her openness about visiting home and how she would weep. I’m finally seeing my family after 18 months and I am going to be a blubbering mess even though Maryland is boring as hell. Hugging my Mom and walking the dogs on those quiet, suburban streets with her is making me emotional just thinking about it.
Moving and wonderful