Well, if you decide to forgo in-person holiday festivities or can’t make traveling happen this year, I get it. So to mediate the circumstances, here are five option to preserve that quality time feel with others while also keeping distant and safe too:
Our actions within each movement speak louder than any of us ever could when it comes to what we really believe life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness means. Over time, what we do will determine where this reality takes us; optimistically, I am hoping for the best. But I also know that it is up to every one of us to do the work, educate ourselves, protect both ourselves and the people we love, and to pay attention to what’s happening in the world before it’s too late.
No matter where we end up on the other side of the pandemic, there are a lot of issues that have gone unaddressed to the point where they not only devalue the daily lifestyle of people of color, but they endanger them when things like this happen. From societal allowances for racism to systematic ones for disproportionate health care, there are certain things that will not change unless we address them both inside and outside of this pandemic.
That might actually be our biggest problem when it comes to such a pandemic: we don’t know when or where or how things are happening and well, it hasn’t happened recently. We have no timeline and no realistic expectations—it’s not that this is the scariest part. Logically, maybe it’s not scary at all.