For the November 23, 2020 KGUA radio Monday Morning Writer’s Hour, we are asked to free write about one thing we’ve accomplished since March 2020 in 200 words or less.
I hope that this doesn’t come off as smug, but what I’ve accomplished during the last eight months is to accept my life as it is. During the Covid-19 pandemic I have been merely inconvenienced, not devastated as has been the case for so many around the world.
It’s no false humility, just trying to keep it real, and acknowledge the advantages that Hannah and I have. Among them are: being healthy, retired, having ample resources, believing in science, white, college-educated, and especially having each other.
I acknowledge that’s quite a septet of advantages going into the pandemic. It’s my variation of white privilege. There were no bootstraps that got me where I am today. I didn’t hit a double; I was born on second base.
To maintain this reality during this crises, I wash my hands, wear a mask, socially distance, and avoid gathering indoors. I’ll take the vaccine once Dr. Fauci gives me his personal go ahead.
I recognize my plentiful breaks in life. The question becomes, how will I share my abundance with others?
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