In late July last year, my family loaded up our car with soft-bodied suitcases, pillows and hiking shoes and headed to our cabin, a few hours north of Edmonton, Canada. For me, this was a bit of an extended holiday on an already extensive “holiday”. I had moved home to Edmonton from my basement apartment in Toronto at the onset of the pandemic. The prospect of spending (what I thought was going to be) a few weeks to a month holed up in my room, mourning the normal errancy and buzz of city life, home-cooked dinners with friends, and sunlight…

Keah Hansen

A doctoral student in communication studies with penchants for writing, humour, mountains and trees.

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