After the first shock of what has already happened around the world and what is too soon going to happen nearer and nearer to ourselves and friends and family dear to us, there is the realization that this is going to be a long haul.
It quickly became a cliché the 9-11 “changed everything,” and indeed in was a truism that proved to be true and now no one can doubt that this pandemic changes everything.
As a person deeply involved in local theater – running the Hooker-Dunham and planning a big Bloomsday event scheduled for June 16 – I feel the rug pulled from under me.
I know how much worse it is for so many people, so it’s hard to let oneself feel the pain of one’s own loss, but it is a loss all the same.
So while the losses are worse for some than others, for all of us, are deeply personal. The sense of suspended animation, of life-interrupted is with all of us now.