Will Normal Feel Normal Again?

Put on your hard pants and your travel jacket: Life is coming for you

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

I’m starting to do normal things. I went to Ikea the other day, not on an urgent mission (which is what all my shopping trips this pandemic year have been) but because I was idly curious about whether they might have nice pillows. Such a trip—somewhat frivolous, mostly exploratory—had been…



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Susan Orlean

Staff writer, The New Yorker. Author of The Library Book, The Orchid Thief, and more…Head of my very own Literati.com book club (join me!)