Canceled plans, deferred departures, anxiety-fueled enjoyment.
Once we get the vaccine, travel will go back to the way that it was before the pandemic, I told myself, like a stupid baby who was literally born yesterday. And everyone will be kind and fair and climate change will reverse and war is over and the meek shall inherit the earth and and and… Well, not yet at least. Two years in, it feels like some of these shifts and trends have staying power. It’s easy to think about all the negative new changes–ranging from irritating to devastating–we’ll forevermore have to endure, but there are a few silver linings come what may. And as far as the rest of it goes, it’d be a safe bet to renew your Xanax prescription in 2022 and soldier on.