It’s Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 3:04PM EST at Boston Logan Airport Terminal A. The Delta terminal. For nearly 15 years I have exclusively flown JetBlue. So, this experience was already disconnected from the comforts of JetBlue Terminal C. This unfamiliar experience is compounded by the rules and realities of social distancing in a COVID-19 era.

I experienced the most disconnected interaction I’ve ever experienced at an airport.

The signs read: “Please keep your distance.”

Station 1: The first security person encased in a plexiglass frame motioned to a contraption for my ID that decided whether I was cleared to…

Sarah Raquel Gautier

A Collection of Essays on living, faith, and the human condition. Sarah is a 2nd-generation Latina devoted to building people up to live alive.

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