It's Spring! Here in Portland that means cherry blossoms, plum blossoms, magnolias in bloom, tulips budding up and blooming. Maples sending out spinners, chestnuts with their conical blooms and even the big Black Walnut in our front yard reluctantly pushing buds. And warmth: Afternoons on the deck, evenings without the heaters, mornings without the shivers. It's all the opposite of sucks.
And yet, despite all of it, this sucks.
As it turns out, all this stuff we've built on top of that beautiful blooming world? It's all really fragile.
As it turns out, it's all happened before:
Masterful thread by @FlintDibble re 430 BC Athens plague. We have faced plagues forever. Thucydides: "the physicians were not able to help at its outset since they were in ignorance, & indeed they themselves suffered highest mortality since they were the ones most exposed to it." https://t.co/afNvhsLFgn— Nicholas A. Christakis (@NAChristakis) March 25, 2020
UPDATE: I've teased out into its own post the lists of links that I've found myself either returning to regularly or pondering during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Much love to all... peace.