On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, I found the piece of music that accompanies — and that inspired — the video below. I created the video on Wednesday, September 23, and shared it with JoAnna. When I did, I said to her, “We’re either going to find ourselves in the midst of this shit [the coronavirus] or be pretty much lost for the long(er) haul.”
In the video, I took 503 words to express what was on my mind. After JoAnna watched it, and because she’s smarter than I am, she expressed precisely the same thing in just 21 words. She said this: “I think that’s what the mentally healthy folks are experiencing after ‘The Rona’. Accept and reflect … or project and deflect.”
And there you have it. One story. Two different tellings. And three questions about the ways in which we’ll respond to the imposed isolation of the coronavirus pandemic:
- What will you do?
- What will you find?
- What will you heed when you find it?
Accept and reflect? Project and deflect? JoAnna wants to know.
So, do I.