A schooltime crush let me see early how fighting despair is always better than giving up to it.
All the time, but especially during a quarantine, it's okay to not be super amazing awesome.
Life is full of distractions that threaten our sense of identity, especially in quarantine. Keeping our identities it means learning to embrace quiet and solitude.
Sheltering in place made me realize how much I miss many people in my life. One of them a woman whose unyielding personality helps fuel her selfless work in a soup kitchen.
In a culture hyperfocused on productivity and economics, we should remember humans are more than their work. Especially when a pandemic takes it away.
With the number of confirmed coronovirus cases accelerating, I try to remember what I can and can't control .