There are many things I miss today that may never return. But for some of those things, I’m glad I took the chance to live them.
Instead of making a whole show about abstract ideals like “The Economy” and “Liberty” when talking about reopening from COVID-19, call it like it is: we value a certain type of life more than another, even if it inevitably comes at others’ expense.
If luxury is defined as the non-essential, desirable, and extravagant, do we actually have some power to live luxuriously these days?
This is a word of caution on the accidental influencers: regular people whose authority lies in follower counts or engagement metrics, experts in one field who somehow also get influencer status in a field they know nothing about, beginners like myself who sometimes are promoted too soon.
Perhaps making it through sans magnum opus is the best thing many of us can do right now and if we’re not living our Best Life, at least it’s still a Life.