Solace in the Smell


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Solace in the Smell

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This is a story about how hand sanitizer kept one woman hopeful during the pandemic. "Sanitation theater" was a coping mechanism used by individuals, businesses, and organizations used to convince ourselves that we were safe. So much of what we needed during the pandemic, was respite from the dread and insecurity. So much was unknown and so much felt out of control. The smell of the hand sanitizer produced by my local distillery instantly evokes the emotions I felt at the height of the pandemic

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This item was submitted on June 28, 2021 by Sophie R. Huntington using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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