Passing strangers

As someone who's never been the most socially comfortable of people, I feel perfectly equipped for lockdown. In fact, it's given me the excuse I've been waiting for throughout my life not to attend social gatherings. My anxiety at this time is how I will readjust to society, once finally we are released.

I have seen both the best and the worst of people: The selfishness of those hoarding in the lead-up to lockdown and then being rude to shop employees when the shelves are bare; drivers using residential roads like racetracks; but also neighbours looking out for one another; estranged families reconnecting, if only by phone; smiles between passing strangers...