For those on the front lines, this must be an unimaginable endurance trial, fraught with constant fear of mortality. To those working in the labs and hospitals, thank you. To those working in the stores and shipping, thank you. To those working in various departments of utilities and sanitation, thank you. Thank you will never be enough to express how much it means to the rest of us, but it is all we can offer as you keep everything going in this time of trials and loss.
We have an obligation to stay safe, use every precaution available and to use this time to the best of our ability. This obligation is not just to those striving tirelessly on our behalf. This obligation is to those who have fallen in the wake of this terrible tide. We carry on, for those who cannot.
I've come across people reacting in all sorts of ways. Defiance, skepticism, boredom, and all of these are understandable. However you feel about these times, I'd ask only a consideration for how we're in this together, all of us. I've come across people who have expressed insight and compassion that moves my heart like continents colliding.
And I would ask you to consider that this is really nothing new, the fact that we are in this together. That we always have been. That we always will be. Take heart that we are separate but united, as we walk through the hot gates together.
Stay safe, and proceed in calm abiding.