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Jeremy O. Harris on how this 19th-century mirror reflected a bond with his neighbors | Mementos 2020


Playwright Jeremy O. Harris, like many across the globe, sheltered in place during the early days of COVID-19 spring.

The experience of quarantining for weeks on end enabled Harris, who was based in London, to form a close bond with his neighbors, who were also confined to their home. On his birthday, they gave him a 19th-century antique mirror from China.

“It reminds me that sometimes you don’t have to run halfway across the world to meet a new friend,” Harris said. “And that’s something that I had forgotten in my adulthood.”

The PBS NewsHour asked 11 artists and writers about which memento best expressed their experience this year. Here’s what they said: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/features/mementos/

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