How it feels to live in fear of each other
Updated 7:13 PM ET, Thu May 21, 2020
In a series of essays called The Distance, Thomas Lake is telling the stories of Americans living through the pandemic. Email email@example.com if you have a story idea.
(CNN)A lonely boy crosses a field in the late afternoon, leaving a young woman lounging in the grass. He might be 7. Near the edge of the field he sees a man and four children throwing a Frisbee. He asks if he can play. The man pauses, stumbling over his words, and finally says no, with some forgettable explanation about viruses.
Americans living apart and together in the age of pandemic