“A Lasting Storm"
SUNNYSIDE UP MOMENT - APRIL 14, 2020
DAY TWENTY-NINE OF THE CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWN FOR US AT STACK 'EM HIGH PANCAKES AND SO FORTH
In 1606, Shakespeare wrote in Pericles, “This world to me is like a lasting storm, Whirring me from my friends.” Here we are over 400 years later as if the words were written specifically for this moment in time. The course of human history has been drawn through adversity. At every turn there has been a confrontation with our instinct to fight or to flee. Down long and lonely roads there have been daunting intersections of tragedy and despair. Yet people have always kept walking. We continue the journey with courage, perseverance and a tenacity unique to the human spirit. Though we are mere mortals we can summon the strength of gods.
This particular juncture is complicated and chilling. Yet, clearly our story does not end here. This is where the plot gets thick. This is where the characters often meek and mild exceed our expectations. This is where the heroes rise. Maybe this is where two roads diverge in a wood in your personal narrative. In order for us to write this next chapter we must all keep walking. We must all keep up the good fight. When history thumbs through the index what will your contributions be?