Navigating this period has felt like a constant balancing act, walking a thin line between optimism and hopelessness. The city has gradually begun phasing in to its first reopening stage after a week of imposed curfews. But for me, the Funny abibliophobia noun the fear of running out of books to read shirt in other words I will buy this lives we lost at that site still haunt the streets. I’ve resigned to staying at home driving past that site is a trauma I am not ready to face. But there have been moments that have felt truly momentous as international pressure continues to mount and the failures of the government are on full display. Online, there’s a swelling sense of camaraderie, and this is mostly a result of the invaluable work of the coalition.