50519535558_7002776990_k

As America comes out of the COVID bubble, what should we do now?

What now? After a year of COVID-19, with its body counts and job losses and Zoom meetings and vaccines.

What do we do now that the mask mandates are easing and the weather is changing and people are slowly, cautiously, starting to come out from behind the walls that kept us so far apart?

Over a year where we watched our politics go off the rails, with a president who refused to join the rest of us in reality. A year where conspiracy theories took control of the narrative. A year where gun violence spiked, and businesses closed, and government slowed when a mob tried to overturn an election.

It’s been a year of protest, a year of pain, a year of watching with mounting disbelief as a president told one lie after another. Until finally those lies walked alongside a crowd that stormed the capitol to try to make the lies come true.

So now what do we do? We watched thousands of people, many of them armed, attack the cops and walk away. But we saw a single unarmed man named George lose his life to a knee that day. And we marched and shouted. We were teargassed and bludgeoned. But somehow we came out of it intact. And in fact, we are stronger than we were before. So, now the question is simply this.

What do we do? How should we move? Where should we go?

I want to be in a place where there are no needles and no masks. A place where if I want a cool drink I don’t have to ask. A place where I can put my toes in the sand. A place where I don’t have plans. A place where the lessons of this last year are firmly tucked away behind the smile that tells me I’m finally, and utterly … free.

Photo: Covid By. Daniele Marzocchi

Creative Commons License

Leave a Comment
placeholder_advertisement

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Subscribe for More

The look on this border agent’s face as he grabs this #Haitian migrant at the border says it all. I am so hurt to see Black people treated this way. It looks like a scene out of #Roots.
My son and I carrying on the tradition. We just watched the @philadelphiaeagles win the first game of the season 32-6. We bleed green. Eagles for life baby!
Setting up now for Hope 4 Philly. We have free groceries for the community. Enough for hundreds of people. We start at 11. It’s all at 1858 E. Washington Lane, Pennypacker School and it’s all free! @classixphilly @rnbphilly @gccphilly
Join me and @ClassixPhilly for Hope 4 Philly, on Saturday September 11th from 11a to 3p at Pennypacker School, 1858 E Washington Ln. Free groceries, kids cuts, school supplies, jobs, healthcare, gospel, hot dogs, cotton candy and more. It’s all brought to you by @gccupdate, Brown’s Family Shoprite, BRN, and more. ⁦
At Hershey Park and I think this woman Kelly Ann Conway, #Trump’s former liar in chief, walking around like she didn’t try to burn down America.
After a pandemic, floods and gun violence, Philly needs hope. Join us on 9/11 at Hope 4 Philly - 11a to 3p at Pennypacker School, 1858 E. Washington Ln. Free groceries, hot meals, cuts for kids, school supplies, jobs, healthcare, gospel ministry and yes, cotton candy. @onwurd
Hope 4 Philly is Sept. 11th from 11a to 3p at Pennypacker School, 1858 E. Washington Ln. Free groceries, hot meals, cuts for kids, school supplies, jobs, healthcare, gospel ministry and yes, cotton candy. After a pandemic, floods and gun violence, Philly needs hope. Join us on 9/11.
This is  #BlackLove. My wife and I on the beach in Negril, Jamaica.
Join us at @barbersonbroad at 1220 N. Broad St. w/ @gethealthyphilly and @classixphilly and get a free haircut from Noon to 2 pm as we help brothers defeat #hypertension in our community. Come through!!!
Tonight at 11 @Manupphl will be featured on @nbcphiladelphia Channel 10. Fighting #gunviolence a life at a time. Tune in!
Today after 7 years of featuring her sharp commentary on my shows I finally met ⁦‪@iamroxannejones‬⁩ in person. We broke bread (ok we ate everything but the bread) and plotted our takeover of the media universe. Lol! Great times! @onwurd
Having a ball hosting at #WawaWelcomeAmerica with @ClassixPhilly 107.9 at #Philly City Hall. #IDanceMinistry is killing it!
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments