I’m keeping an Instagram pandemic diary. When should I stop?

It started as a whim. On the first day of the pandemic lockdown, I noticed my dog and cat lying in a sunbeam, snapped a picture, and posted it to my seldom-used Instagram account. On the second day of lockdown, I posted a picture of a giant chocolate chip cookie I’d made in a skillet. I figured I’d use Instagram to count the next two weeks, which seemed the outer horizon for this strange new state of existence. We all know what happened next. Now, just as it’s unclear when the “COVID era” will end and we’ll be able to venture fully into the hugging, breathing, laughing, singing world, I’m not sure when this daily ritual should stop.

Read the rest in the Boston Globe Magazine

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