There are many today who are reacting to the COVID pandemic in fear, trapped in their anxiety. Workers in the grocery stores and other essential workers bear the brunt of that anxiety, as people lash out in anger at the least provocation.
While some are responding to the pandemic with fear, anxiety and stress, others are claiming a love that is stronger than fear. They are telephoning those who are isolated, finding new ways to communicate, organizing birthday parades, banging pots and pans on the doorstep every evening in support of health care workers, shouting their encouragement from balcony to balcony, setting up sound systems on their front sidewalks and playing dance music, sparking block dance parties. This pandemic brings out the worst in some, but it brings out the best in so many more, and it is inspiring.