Getting the Vaccine Has Helped Me See What I Crave Most in Life

We clung so hard to preserving life. Now I want to fling my arms
wide and consume it with abandon.

Image by Gisela Merkuur from Pixabay

Mine is the privilege of being alive and well enough to have these fantasies of reopened life, thanks to others who wore their masks, kept the country going, developed a vaccine, and put it in my arm.

Sarah Stankorb is a contributor to GEN. Other works in The Washington Post, Marie Claire, Glamour, O, and The Atlantic. @sarahstankorb

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