1. Fewer deaths all around
  2. A giant party at my house
  3. A portion of the research I feel bad about not doing just becoming irrelevant (e.g. what’s the evidence about surfaces now? Are we badly underestimating the harms of long covid?)
  4. Leaving my house in an unprepared fashion and seeing where it takes me
  5. Whatever it was that I used to do in places other than my house, that I actually can’t seem to remember or explicitly pinpoint and plan from a distance, but which I vaguely miss (possibly this is basically just 4)
  6. Seeing friends who live in faraway places such as Berkeley
  7. Going on a cross-country train and embracing the general lack of hygiene and space
  8. Seeing non-household friends without inadvertently spending a fraction of my attention on air dynamics and mask stability
  9. The stakes of everyday personal choices being lowered enough that people being thoughtless or foolish isn’t a critical threat to friendliness, harmony or anyone’s life
  10. Helping the economy of restaurants and cafes recover
  11. Casual minor encounters and non-encounters with strangers in shops, streets and cafes (and these being more of the meeting places of the world, and internet comments being less, for more people)
  12. Meeting new people regularly
  13. More distinct places and place-vibes to conveniently be in
  14. One fewer area to worry that I should be doing something better
  15. Listening to an audiobook on crowded public transit on the way to my downtown office, and then being at my office
  16. Reading and writing in notebooks in cafes
  17. The world feeling so big that you can go to other places and find people thinking about entirely different things
  18. Being dirty
  19. Crowded, dimly lit places with atmosphere and mild uncertainty
  20. Resolution of this episode
  21. Watching everyone else enjoy things coming back