The Sidewalk Dance Doesn’t Have to Be So Depressing

Nothing bonds people together like shared awkwardness

Rebecca Tucker
Forge

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Two women holding a pink scarf practice social distancing and keep 1.5 meters at the park on March 27, 2020 in Amsterdam.
Photo: Paulo Amorim/NurPhoto/Getty Images

AA few weeks into Toronto’s coronavirus quarantine, while standing on my ground-level patio, I spotted — about five floors up and one building over — a man leaning over the railing of his own balcony. I held my gaze on him a little longer than I might have had I not just spent 14 days…

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