We were struck by comments from folks for whom "back-to-school" is more than just a season.
Look what a state superintendent of public instruction* had to say about the upcoming school year.
- "The sheer burnout of the last two years caught up with everybody."
- "But out of that came a genuine assessment of what matters most."
Lots of retailers can identify with those comments, don't you agree?
Or, these observations about the disruptions and uncertainties of the pandemic: