Writing during a Pandemic

We are at at unprecedented time. We have been indoors for weeks, taking opportunities to go outside to walk, staying six feet apart, wearing masks, glove, and trying to be polite and distant at the same time. If you have a member of your family who is "vulnerable" then you are even more vigilant.

I was in a Virtual Seminar a few weeks ago with Landmark Education and had one of those Thunderbolt experiences regarding uncertainty. The quote went something like this "Yes, this is an uncertain time, but when isn't an uncertain time?"

I took a virtual step back and thought about that. It's true...when isn't it an uncertain time? We don't know what is going to happen next, there is just a level that we feel that we control. I think as a parent of a medically fragile child I understand this at a deeper level, every day with Javad is uncertain. In some ways, this is the most stable time for him. We are being vigilant with masks, hand washing and the number of people that are interacting with him. For him, in many ways, it's a certain time. Has my life changed to provide this certainty for him? Absolutely! I no longer go to stores or virtually anywhere where there may be crowds of people. I travel from my house to his, making sure that I am ultra careful.

As we continue to move forward, we don't know what our future holds, similar to before. What we do know is that this is a historic time, a time we will tell our children and grandchildren about. A time where we can create the future ahead of us. It is a time when we can reconnect with those we love in a new and different way. Six feet apart and wearing our masks, we can pull together to create a world where people count on each other to enrich the lives of those around us.

We have been given a choice....hunker down


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