Surreal. Disconcerting. But most of all--lonely. Riding a bus to and back from Cheney, a bus so often overcrowded it was difficult to find room to stand--had suddenly, and with a quiet severity, transformed into a reminder of the fragility of society, and how quickly, the daily norms and what can be expected, unravels.
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