We had a real office party at work today. It was glorious. People ate, mingled, argued about politics, gossiped. A couple of grad students flirted. A few people showed up uninvited just because “it sounded like fun.”
I even eagerly initiated small talk with strangers and kind of enjoyed it. And I got to find out how some of my employees look. I’d never seen them without masks before and was surprised to discover their actual faces.