Through the Pandemic, Leaderless

Unless you’re quite literally 100-years-old, this is your first pandemic. Everyone remembers their first time. As the wave began to break over the United States, the reality became stark and clear. We weren’t going to be safe, nor would anyone. But, it all happened gradually, and so we as a nation experienced the tentative dip of our toe into the water before diving into the pandemic head-on. I was terrified at first. The symptoms…