Have we reached the bottom? Or will we fall below whatever ground we believe we’ve reached?
Bahrain uses bracelet to geo-fence the CoVid-19 infected. The Governor of New York orders schools to remain closed until the end of April. The President of the United States pedals hydrocholoroquine as a Corona Virus treatment–absent any clinical trials for such a use.
Almost 800 die in New York State in a single day.
Meanwhile, I walk downstairs every morning and go to work. My team teachers and I co-plan through google chat and video-conference. Upload our activities into our Google classrooms. Grade the suprising tide of submitted assignments. Still, some of our students share how exhausted, and overwhelmed, they feel.
Still, the Covid-19 peak has not arrived.
Nevertheless, we come together. A manufacturer secures a contract to produce medical supplies, and the CEO orders lunches daily from local restaurants. Retired healthcare workers and senior medical students offer their time and expertese to help besieged healthcare workers. Food drives, domestic mask manufacturing, streamed religious services, remote learning: we meet each other in our need, offering what we have.
We have not reached the bottom, but Corona cannot define us. How we respond will.
the last songbirds twitter
before coming night
everything looks enormous
when glimpsed from below