The hopefulness of this short video — a Zoom meeting among ordinary people from more than 30 countries, hunkered down against the pandemic — may bring happy tears to your eyes.
What a beautiful use of a technology that didn’t exist in 1918, the last comparable pandemic.
Of course, even as I say this, I’m mindful of how privileged we are to even have access to this technology, and the ones who are being most hurt by the pandemic, after accounting for those who are desperately ill, are those who are alone and struggling, perhaps unable to afford this technology and perhaps out of work and hungry …
[If it doesn’t appear above, click here to see the video: “A Social Distance“]
Here’s the description from its original posting in The Atlantic.