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Our Loss of the Trivial Is No Small Thing

The little things we’re missing during the pandemic add up to a lot

For weeks now, there has been a lot of pretending going on. I have deployed all kinds of pretending exercises to stop the grief I feel I have no right to have — grief for the loss of so many things. Some will come back: museums, sports, sanity. And some won’t: cherished…

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Renee Dale

Renee Dale

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Renee Dale is a writer whose work has appeared in GQ, The New York Times Book Review, Glamour and elsewhere.