Applause was by no means cancelled during the pandemic. It was an integral part of showing thanks for the essential workers. It was piped into the empty stands of sports arenas. However, it was noticeably absent in the arts.
Over the past year, we’ve all become familiar with and experienced a tremendous amount of loss. Even those fortunate enough not to lose a loved one have dealt with a different kind of loss.
There’s something about driving through wide-open, less-inhabited spaces. The sky is bigger and the journey becomes less about reaching a destination and more about taking in what lies between you and the horizon.