Dot dot dot
The ol’ ellipses. That punctuation that denotes a pause. If ever there was something that could be used as a placeholder for the past year, the ellipses may fill that void. It marks a transition and leaves unsaid the unspeakable. It represents the digital conversations about to be had, waiting on others to say their piece, waiting on you to say yours—conversations that would be more pleasurable, or at least more palatable, in person.
And while I am likely premature in raising my glass to mark an end to this grand pause, I’ll do so anyway. I’ll do so in hopes of the many questions, exclamations, and interrobangs to come.