For me, this picture sums up the spirit of resilience that has characterized the pandemic. The salon had a mandated closure for several weeks but when they reopened, they made necessary adjustments to comply with the law. One such action involved closing their waiting area.

They could have moved out all the furniture. They could have had a designed, laminated or even printed sign. But instead, they chose this handwritten version – involving the least fuss. “This pandemic is temporary,” is what it says to me. “We’ll need these chairs again so let’s have the least inconvenience possible right now.”

Everyone is experiencing pandemic fatigue, but remind yourself of the resilience and fortitude that you have exhibited during the past eight or nine months. It may not seem like it, but all the restrictions are temporary and someday you’ll be able to safely wait inside again.

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