How being pulled apart pushes us closer together.

MC Escher “Relativity” face mask

erspective is always lacking during a catastrophic event such as a global pandemic, but at least we can try for some good old fashioned empathy. With hundreds of thousands dead and millions impoverished, you’d think that would come easily. Reality has sadly proven otherwise, eliciting an emotion we actually still have in droves: surprise. Losing that, we’d surely be lost.