Human Parts
Published in

Human Parts

I Think I Am Still Alive

Here is what will happen in the first year of the pandemic

Woman holding a drink at a bar alone.
Photo: Erik Witsoe/EyeEm/Getty Images

It is March and I am standing behind the pine of the dive bar I work at holding a spray bottle full of sanitizer. I have cleaned everything I can think of that has ever been touched. The light switches. The doorknobs. The undersides of the stools. The skin of my hands is cracking from the frequency of antibacterial soap and…

--

--

--

A publication from Medium about humanity: yours, mine, and ours.

Recommended from Medium

As Omicron Surges, the Sound of Sirens Triggers a Stress Response

How You Can Benefit from Opening an International Remote Office

Five Stupid Things Bosses Do When Managing Remote Workers

“Bless Me Father” and Other Things I Learned in Catholic School

The Life-Changing Magic of Having a Second Place to Go

What One Founder Learned Running 100,000 Virtual Meetings

Remote Collaboration Isn’t Going Anywhere. Here’s How We Can Make it Better.

Coping With This “Blah” Feeling Between Depression and Flourishing

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Nina Szarka

Nina Szarka

Apocalypse carnival mistress, essayist, and animated story maker. orderoflostthings.com

More from Medium

Bad Luck vs Catastrophizing

‘Bad Luck vs Catastrophizing’ against a sparkly background

Harr-uary, day three: The Seven Times I Cried During Sign of the Times

Where I’m At

The biggest lessons I learned in 2021