Free video calls across the world! The delivery birds aren't happy, but you can't deny that's progress. Still, the bleeping and buzzing of a phone will never match the excitement of thick envelopes dropping onto the doormat; or of opening your postbox to see a handwritten letter.
That's why the mail service is the social medium that I'd like to reach you with during this time, while live music isn't yet possible.
In a very short story, I imagine myself as a Victorian under quarantine, when the penny stamp was first released. Here's an extract:
"Of course, I knew exactly who had sent it before I had even opened it, just by looking at the address. It is unforgettable and profound to see how a beloved friend or kinsman reshapes one's name between their fingers, with their unique contrivance of scratches, loops, and blots. When I read my name from the pen of another, I feel I am looking into an oracular mirror..." - Full story