We are not alone.
In the midst of our current unanticipated disruption, humanity has creative ways in which to connect even when there are constraints on our location. Whether it be a wave from across the street, a smile that reaches beyond the two meters of space, a text message, a phone call, or those video conference apps that bring the world to our living rooms.
Today, we celebrated Easter, a time of renewal and revitalization. In my early morning walk, I came upon a rainbow made by children a few days before. Beside the rainbow was a simple message, “You are not alone.” It was a declaration and a promise sent out to every one that passed by to have courage and know that we are facing the challenge together.
Across our global community, rainbows have become a symbol of optimism during the health crisis. They have appeared on sidewalks, in windows, and on sides of buildings.
From our house to yours, I am sending you a rainbow and invitation to join me on my early morning walk.