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Queen's Quarterly
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A Condensed History of Window Gazing

Christopher Cherney

Winter 2021 - A Condensed History of Window Gazing




What quarantine meant for most of us was loneliness. Large swaths of it, wrapping us in its gluey layers like papier mâché over a party balloon. So many of us who had once shrugged off these feelings with work, sex, loud music, alcohol, or weed were suddenly confronted with this novel phenomenon – being alone …


Christopher Cherney is a writer, filmmaker, and ESL educator from Cleveland, Ohio. He currently lives in Madrid, Spain, where he is at work on a novel and various video projects.