Spring break turned into 3 weeks, those 3 weeks turned into another month, and all of a sudden we never went back to school. In person Jiu jitsu stopped, and our lives became centered around zoom meetings and classes. I am grateful that we had those options, but as the weeks marched on, we slowly felt the increasing loss of human connection. As adults it was hard to cope, but there was an even greater impact on the kids. All of these things that we took for granted, all of these “normal” things felt a painful loss. The realization that school is so much more than an education and Jiu jitsu is so much more than a sport. It’s human connection, it’s relationships, and it’s basic human need to share in life with others.