My Learning-in-Retirement classes went onto Zoom twenty-six months ago when Covid became an unwelcome part of our lives. It was an adjustment to see only the upper halves of my peers on a computer screen. I also missed the before-and-after class socializing.
On Friday, there was an in-person-end-of-the-year picnic. I had looked forward to seeing my former “classmates” and meeting the instructors of the classes I attended via Zoom.
It was great to see those I knew, to introduce myself to one of my “teachers” and some classmates from Zoom. All the people I had known before looked different. It occurred to me that everyone had aged a bit over the pandemic.