I’ve remained silent on issues related to COVID-19 for a while now because I feel the need to be intellectually honest enough to admit when the jury’s still out – when conflicting scientific sources surface regularly.
I’m taking the precautions that I feel are wise for my family at this time. It would be arrogant of me to tell you what to think or believe. I am most concerned with how we are treating each other on these issues.
It hurts my heart to see people shaming and accusing and belittling each other – emotions raging. I wish you well. If you disagree with me, I wish you well. And if, perhaps, we disagree, we may one day discuss it civilly. But if we do, we will discuss the issues, and not assault one another’s character.
If today there are 652 opportunities to choose between a loving or unloving response, then there are thousands of variations of you in the potential real time present moment universe. May we all choose carefully.
I hope we each give our best to be the best version of ourselves possible today. Because in the end, even if you believed or chose something that bothers me to the core of my being, you are an amazingly precious and important person.
May you be seen, and your worth recognized. May your heart be heard. May you find companions who weep with you when you weep and celebrate with you when you celebrate. And may you find peace.