This is my hope. That what’s going on now will turn the tide for humanity. That we will realize that caring for one another is what’s really important and that we will go forward with that framework. That we remember who we are: interdependent human beings who inhabit this earth together.
That’s what my optimistic side hopes for, even as I see strident people with ugly faces protesting shelter in place. Rushing to open up in denial of science and facts. Unable to see that it’s about protecting one another. That we are all in this together.
That’s why my optimistic side longs for, even as I see the man in charge denying reality and his gullible followers believing every word. Forgiving gaffe after gaffe, so serious it could cost lives. They HAVE cost lives.
The optimistic me wants to live long enough to see a better world come out the other side of this. To look back in awe that we emerged better people. A better nation.
Do you think we can do it?