An evening like any other these days, with empty streets and useless red lights since there is no longer traffic to obey them. It was of no particular design to keep these lights working, but it provides a useless steady drain on city power.
No one has idle conversations in street cafes. There is no happy child peeking in shop windows wishing for a Christmas gift. Humanitarian aid workers in stifling outfits attend to the dying, with all hope for patient recovery absent. More homeless people on dirty streets every day, since they have no jobs to sustain their homes.
This could be our future if we continue to put our individual wants above others.