November 26, 2020
The early morning bristled against nighttime’s threatening return. It seems the world is upside down, but also simple. Kindness cannot be learned, we already know how to do it. Slow down and refocus and one will relearn how to live, really live. It’s only taken a few months for the city’s residents to realize how basic life is, how doable, how unwieldy and disposable, how fleeting and heavy. How it’s so here. The old man slung tomorrow across his back and headed for the day before. He’d been tasked to tell the people from yesterday that today is quite alright.