Mashable: We dreamed of the Before Times for a year. But how will COVID’s scars haunt the After Times?

Mashable: We dreamed of the Before Times for a year. But how will COVID’s scars haunt the After Times?. “The pandemic hasn’t just changed the world, it has become the world. Its tentacles touch everything. I don’t dream like I used to. Literally. Many nights I have nightmares where I accidentally enter public spaces unmasked, only to realize Oh God, oh no, it’s still a pandemic. I’ll have dreams of sick loved ones and unshakeable danger. My metaphorical dreams have changed, too. In some ways they’re bigger: I want to travel everywhere, do more, work less, visit my friends spread across the country. But my dreams have shrunk as well. Who needs to write a book, or get recognition? I’d love a dinner with family, a fine life with friends who love me, a cool beer at a dank bar.”

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