Are We Actually Nostalgic for 2020?

Jody Aberdeen
3 min readJan 7, 2022

There’s a peculiar thing in the air right now in my tiny corner of Ontario, Canada, just a couple of days into the new lockdown.

I’m seeing it as a peculiar nostalgia for the original lockdown, 22 months ago.

This isn’t something that’s overtly spoken on the social media posts and videos that I’ve watched that first tipped me off to this phenomenon, but it’s there, in the subtext.

(Hell, some people are even baking bread at home again).