Covid was and is many things. Among those many things, Covid is a teacher. Teaching us a curriculum we never asked for, and often at too great a price to bear, those of us who have “made it through” have hopefully grown in wisdom.
Wiser now, we see the importance of being fully present in all aspects of our lives. Wiser now, we see that joy, love, and celebration require no excuse and should not be delayed. Wiser now, we understand that our fates are intertwined and that the only way forward, whether in person or not, is together.
Wiser now, we understand our strength, our spirit, and the necessity of doing the work that needs to be done in order to ensure that our making it through has not been in vain.
Micah Lapidus, Ed.D. is the director of Jewish and Hebrew Studies at The Davis Academy