As a writer and as a way to cope, I’ve been journaling about the many ways my life and the lives of my family have changed in response to the coronavirus, COVID-19 and the Stay Home, Stay Healthy quarantine. I wondered if my grandchildren would someday read my journals and learn more about this historic time.
I know I’m not the only one who has channeled energy toward creative outlets during this time. Social media, news organizations, and websites have shared stories from across the country of how people are expressing their new experiences. As a civilization, we also learn and grow from our collective history. But that only happens if we record that history for future generations.