It’s half a year since we went into lockdown.
Life isn’t quite as locked to as it used to be, but it’s far different from life before Corona.
Everyone now has a favorite mask; some even have some decorative features on them like a gold trim or sequins. I have one that have a print of the South African flag.
At the checkout counter of every shop you have a selection of scented hand sanitiser for sale.
Where people gather in big groups, close together, they get looks from bystanders.
Meeting people are no longer accompanied by a handshake, but rather an awkward exchange of words or the lift of an elbow in recognition.
Economies around the world are under pressure, and whole industries have taken a knock.
My first summer in the Netherlands is definitely something different from anything I have experienced before.
Be kind. Stay safe.