When all this madness first really lit up, I made a promise to myself: I wasn't going to post anything here that was simply an echo of anything you could find anywhere else. You don't need me to run down all the terrible details about NYC's hospital crunch; you most likely already know everything you need to know about it, and me gassing off about it won't help.
It's not because I'm trying to be insensitive or studiedly ignorant. By all means — wash your hands, keep your distances, don't hoard, flatten the curve, hope for the best and brace for the worst! It's because if there's any real way I can help, it's most likely going to be by offering only the things I know I have to offer, not echoes of things everyone else is offering.
The point isn't to try and pretend everything is normal, because no, everything is not normal and has not been for quite some time now. It's to provide some sense of stability. I don't believe for a moment my life is going to look anything like what it did before, but I plan to build whatever bridge I can for myself and others between what was and what now is.