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    The New York Times Company | SARAH LYALL | 4/3/21 | 8 min
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    • sjwoo5 days ago

      Glad to see I'm not alone!

    • bartadamley
      Scout
      2 weeks ago

      The reassuring part about this past year... is that collectively we have all gone through it together.

      Now, what to make of the in-between time?

      • Pegeen
        ScoutScribe
        5 days ago

        Loved this article! Thanks so much for posting! There is comfort in knowing we are not alone. Makes me feel so much more connected globally. Pulls my best compassionate self forward.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        6 days ago

        Kinda refreshing to remember that we’re all in this together. Thank you so much for posting this!

    • Pegeen
      ScoutScribe
      5 days ago

      Beyond a 10 - so glad it’s AOTD! How I have somewhat managed this pandemic is keeping my perspective - my gratitude practice. I am retired with adult children who are healthy and managing well. I have a Reiki community where we are committed daily to reaching out to those who are really struggling with their crisis - be it serious health issues, financial issues, loneliness, depression. Helping others really kept me focused on how much worse this was for them - and that I could offer support. And even with all of this perspective, I can SO relate to what this author is saying. When I felt untethered, I asked my community for help. Dear god, this is not something one can manage alone. Going forward, I feel community will be the new black.

      1. Update (4/13/2021):

        Ha, I just realized this was not AOTD! Okay, I predict it will be tomorrow’s!

    • Florian
      Top reader this weekReading streak
      6 days ago

      Very relatable

      It’s like a whole new math. I have more time and fewer obligations, yet I’m getting so much less done.

    • chrissetiana
      Top reader this weekTop reader of all time
      1 week ago

      I’m like, ‘I spent the whole day, and I really didn’t do anything.’ Not that I did anything fun, either. It’s like, ‘Wow, I don’t even know what I did.

      This is so me. Sigh.