COVID-19 has irrevocably altered our global society. Countries have shut down, adults have lost jobs, students have transitioned to online learning, and young children are developing their first memories in a world of masks and social distancing. Life is not what it was a year and a half ago, when the idea of a global pandemic was the last thing on anyone’s mind. In a season of paradox, COVID-19 has united and polarized societies. It has left us lonely, and it has brought us together through an unprecedented number of virtual gatherings.
COVID-19: Reflections seeks to shed light on the various ways the pandemic has affected people. There are works of fear, sadness, nostalgia, and exhaustion, but there are also pieces which celebrate hope, joy, and resilience. I invite you to explore the issue and find a reflection of your own experience.