When Life Goes Back to Normal

even sparrows behave unexpectedly

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I sat on a patio of a small cafe in the historic Distillery District in Toronto, enjoying my first breakfast in a public place after a pandemic. Nothing could spoil the sweet taste of freedom in my mouth, and it didn't matter that while the latte was delicious, the walnut tart was cold and stale. Across the street, the main building of a once-booming Canadian distillery profited…