These are anxious and fearful times we live in, with an uncertain future ahead of us. A great many people have already suffered terribly, and, unfortunately, many more will also suffer. The world we have all grown up in is rapidly changing, and people are, understandably, frightened and apprehensive about what will happen when the pandemic passes, and we attempt to pick up the pieces of our shattered lives.
We are all in this together, all of mankind, and the only way we are going to get through it is by working together, not only for ourselves and our families, but also for our friends and neighbours, and for all the other people we share this planet with. I ask that you be respectful, kind, generous and patient with one another, and with the people around you, whether you know them or not. Observe social distancing, stay home (especially if you are sick) unless you absolutely have to be out, and practise good hygiene.
But most of all, I would have you remember that, though there is darkness all around us, there is still moonlight and starlight above us. So, until the sun shines for all of us again (and it will), let the moonlight and starlight brighten your hearts with hope for a better future for all the world.
Glenn K. Roberts,