2020 changed the way human beings relate to one another. Suddenly, we weren't allowed to touch and had to keep a certain distance. What followed was an uncomfortable, but perhaps necessary, silence. Like many others, I was forced into a bubble and created barriers -- some physical, some metaphorical -- that led to an exploration of the human element in my daily life (or the lack of it). From the melancholy of loneliness to the celebration of human contact as if it were something completely alien and new.