Joy Hasn’t Been Canceled

This piece was aired at 14 East’s virtual live storytelling event on the theme of wilderness in May.

Last summer, an article in The Atlantic defined joy as “little moments that make us feel more alive.” Often, these moments are with people we love — celebrating birthdays, catching up with old friends or visiting family members. However, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders, many in-person celebrations and events have been canceled. 

Despite the uncertain times, and the physical distance the virus requires — we are creating new ways to connect and find joy. In this video, I explore the ways in which we are finding joy, connecting and showing up for those we love.