GOODBYE TO THE CLASS OF 2020 by A.A. Mitra

July 7th, 2020 On summer afternoons, if you catch the sun at just the right time, the stained-glass windows of Georgetown University’s Dahlgren Chapel create a curious effect on the chancel. The way the light falls through the apse, you get the sense that shadowy figures are standing over the altar, swaying gently where ordinarily the choir might sit. This is a fact of COVID-19: ordinarily, the chapel would be buzzing with activity, the shadows fading in the face of the ordinary materia of life. But not since the university closed its campus in March 2020. I found this...

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