Remember when we could go out to dinner? Or go to a bar?
Or venture out with friends and family to a sporting event or a concert?
It’s only been a few months, but it really does feel like it’s been a very long time since things were “normal” in the world.
Everything is drastically different for now, but we’ll get through it and we’ll be very grateful when we can get back to some semblance of regular life again.
This tweet called on people to share the last “normal” pics on their phones before the shutdown began.
Inspired by this BBC piece, I would like to see the last normal pic on your phone https://t.co/F5rIv9GBe4
— Robyn Vinter (@RobynVinter) May 16, 2020
Here are some of the photos people shared about the way things used to be…
1. You really needed that chair.
Good foresight on your part!
Well one of the last things I did before lockdown was buy a chair so I could work from home comfortably. But we had to bring it home on the bus. And this is the last time I took the bus before everything changed. But on reflection this is not that normal at all…? pic.twitter.com/PLwukju7h5
— Charlotte Campbell (@Ccampbellmusic) May 16, 2020
2. What a nice view.
I bet you can’t wait to get back to that.
#lastnormalphoto the view from my office the last day at work before stay at home orders. pic.twitter.com/scTiGu1ZJl
— Nicole Alvarado (@Ch_eekyGirl) May 17, 2020
3. In Mexico City.
Let’s hope that we can celebrate together soon.
ok here’s my take for #LastNormalPhotos – crazy this was february, just before the world came to a stop when we were together celebrating under the electric sky in mexico city. espero volver a tener estos momentos espectaculares pronto. be safe, we’re all in this together fam pic.twitter.com/GcbL8v3yPR
— Deorro (@Deorro) May 17, 2020
4. Explore more.
Get out into nature.
The last “normal” photos on my phone from before lockdown. I miss exploring new places </3 #LastNormalPhotos pic.twitter.com/f4ZncnhasA
— D (@d1anapherrera) May 16, 2020
5. What a good dog!
All packed in on the train.
My #lastnormalphoto: March 3. Corgi on the MBTA. Unbridled joy. pic.twitter.com/ONVLqLXCy4
— Gal Tziperman Lotan (@tzigal) May 16, 2020
6. That looks delightful.
Remember meetings in person?
Oh god. Dublin, just before the flight home to Scotland. I was on a work trip, back when people went to meetings in person. pic.twitter.com/vFZAGwGkB5
— Jared ? Earle (@jearle) May 16, 2020
7. Time to party!
Double fisting for the win.
I can’t believe this is the last normal pic on my phone @tomvictor pic.twitter.com/7k9ssXvEGA
— Jasmine Baba ?????? (@_jasminebaba) May 16, 2020
8. Marching for change.
Different kind of protests going on these days.
Anti climate change march in Bristol, Great Thunberg’s down there somewhere. pic.twitter.com/yjR17y2hwF
— ?Jak left the Hallowe’en stuff up? (@OmegaJak) May 16, 2020
9. Heading home on the train.
Looking forward to some trips in our future.
March 1st Paddington station heading home after a weekend in London. #lastnormalphoto pic.twitter.com/RqTWu8ukxx
— Herdy Holmaker, Jnr & Clifford The IronTed (@Herdyholmaker) May 17, 2020
10. Running track together.
Look at those smiling faces.
End of Indoor Track Season at Reggie Lewis Track and Field Center pic.twitter.com/f7ueBuZoa0
— Martin Horne (@Martinhorne) May 17, 2020
11. A hero on the front line.
Last picture of me in rotations before all of this craziness ? #TakeMeBack #lastnormalphoto pic.twitter.com/6H2ck3ZOFa
— Rasha @MICovidSitters (@Raj_collage) May 16, 2020
12. A sign of things to come…
But we won’t blame you for it.
just discovered that my #lastnormalphoto is of my friends playing the board game pandemic?♀️ pic.twitter.com/omNH3k74T7
— jane c. hu (@jane_c_hu) May 16, 2020
I don’t know about you, but those photos make me kind of sad and they really make me hope we get back on track very soon.
How about you?
What’s the last “normal’ photo in your phone?
Please share it with us in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!