Removing our Masks After Covid19: Lessons of a Pandemic

I come from a long line of optimists, my great-grandmother born in the late 1800’s, chief among them.  Like her or, perhaps, because of her I am genetically predisposed to look for the silver lining even amidst the panic of a pandemic, keenly aware we are all just a point in time.   Amidst the relentless assault of bad news, there have been extraordinary and emotionally overwhelming acts of selflessness and kindness.  There are good things that have come out of all this.  In fact, for the first time in my adult life, I have stopped long enough to rediscover and