As we enter the first full weekend of the CoronaVirus/COVID-19 in the US, in the midst of paranoia, xenophobia, and confusion, I see love, grace and optimism in big and small ways.

Most immediate to me is caring for Collin and our little one. These times are unprecedented and I’m constantly unsure how to be a parent.

As part of our morning routine, Collin and I watch short clips of Democracy Now, which maybe is a bit intense but lately he’s been asking, “Baba, when are we going to defeat Donald Trump?” He saw a clip of white supremacist unfurl the Nazi flag at the Bernie rally this week and told me about a VERY bad white man (Hitler) from the olden times… Last night over dinner, he and his buddy shared how the preschool talked about the CoronaVirus. He’s only five….