I Always Thought of Myself as a Person Who Pays Attention

A year into the pandemic, I realized I didn’t know shit

Herschelian reflecting telescope built by Amasa Holcomb

A year later, the idea of being out in the world again excites me less than I’d like it to.

I ate outside at a restaurant this weekend, a pretty nice restaurant. I was looking forward to it but I didn’t enjoy it. Everyone eating in the restaurant had a job, I guess, or access to the money of someone who had a job, and I felt gross. I was like, “Here we are, the still alive people with jobs.”

Sarah Miller is a writer living in Northern California.

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