The Pandemic in Six Words

Yesterday in his evening newsletter to subscribers Winnipeg Free Press editor Paul Samyn invited readers to tell the story of the pandemic in just six words. Here are some six-word descriptions I wrote this morning.

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Masks everywhere but it’s not Halloween.

A grandmother only on Face Time.

Going to church from the couch.

An extra mask in every pocket.

We have hand sanitizer on tap.

Social life cancelled until further notice.

Masks, the condoms of our time.

Choir practice alone in the shower.

Hugging and kissing put on hold.

Elderly with dementia due to loneliness.

Kids in school six feet apart.

Windows open, businesses closed, hope ajar.


How would you describe the pandemic in six words?

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