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.
The pandemic took a lot, but it also gave us countless opportunities to learn and grow…whether we wanted them or not.
I have a habit of holding on to things. Ticket stubs. Birthday cards. Emotions. Long after their moment of purpose has passed, I keep them close, convinced that one day they may be useful again.