The current pandemic has changed reality for all of us. It has taken away aspects of life we considered rights and reminded us that they were only privileges. One thing we all took for granted was freedom of movement, and to see who we want, when we want, even if they happened to live in another country.
I’ve spent most of my life in Seattle and bounced between the US and Canada without much thought. When my boyfriend moved from Montreal to Vancouver about one year ago, it seemed like the perfect way to make our relationship plausible. Suddenly, instead of suffering through months apart, we were together almost every weekend.