Notes from In-house exile: Taking Notes on the Plagues Teachable Moments.
April 5, 2020
When I Think Of Home (WITOH) I…
(My sincere apologies to ‘The Wiz’ fans!)
WITOH: I don’t think of a place of quarantined-isolation. Where I’m reduced to dialoguing with an air-fryer!
Me: “OK, how are we doing?”
(After another month of a solo-quarantined existence and the air-fryer will start answering me back).
Air-Fryer: “It’s almost done sir, give me 7 more minutes.”
WITOH: I think of a NYC where I was born and raised, and served as a superintendent during “9/11”. I learned then about a city that was overflowing with love, patience, perseverance and the determination to come back better and stronger…
WITOH: And living in a nation that would (with all of Hillary Clinton’s very human flaws), select one of the most unqualified, amoral, unimaginative, uninspiring, unethical (did I miss anything–Just fill in the blank), and ___________ person to run this country. And tragically, for all Americans (including his supporters), to lead a nation that is presently facing one of its gravest challenges.
WITOH: I think of a present world-wide place and time, where the plague’s pain will reveal the best people, as well as revealing the best in people; including the emergence of extra-ordinary people, who in this moment of collective suffering, will reveal their best extraordinary gifts of human-kindness service.