Business Outreach Librarian Gina Bingham outside the main branch of the New Haven Free Public Library. Lucy Gellman Photo.
Two friends sit in the front seat of a car, thick streams of rain racing the windshield. One opens her hand and then clasps it, an invitation. Water gathers around the car, fog rolls in. They are not practicing social distancing, but this is also a world where COVID-19 does not exist.