Sighing longingly and looked off into the distance, today the nation’s humans felt a growing sense of nostalgia as their minds drifted back two or three weeks wistfully remembering the good old days of lockdown.
“Yes, I can recall it like it was yesterday,” said Brian Green, a 30-year-old computer engineer from Santa Barbara, “Things were much more peaceful then. People cared about each other, about keeping them safe. Those days are long gone now.”
“Back in my day we stayed indoors unless otherwise instructed by authorities,” reminisced 22-year-old college senior Amanda Lynn, “We washed every grocery before bringing it in the house and were extremely careful not to get near anyone. Things have changed since then. I’m so afraid for the future.”
Will the nation ever return to the calm and serene days of lockdown or the unifying political environment of the 2016 election? Or will those days be lost to memory like an unmoored rowboat drifting, drifting, drifting further out to sea?