Editorial portrait of an elderly couple during COVID stay at home
"We are in our mid-eighties and have been through world wars, polio epidemics, riots, Republicans and have still maintained our sanity. We have a stockpile of movies, some of which we watch over and over like Open Range, Hell or High Water, Outlaw Josey Wales (there's a trend developing here). We also have a stockpile of NYT Thursday crosswords that help to keep our brains from cerebral atrophy. I keep in touch with friends who share my sense of humor as that is the best antidote for these anxious times and we keep in touch with family who, fortunately, live fairly close by so if we need an errand or chore done that we cannot do ourselves we can rely on them. Most of our kids have jobs they can do at home at least part of the time and that saves a lot of worry but the worst hit is a daughter who had to shutter her business as an aesthetician which requires hands on contact with clients.
The biggest problem we are having with this pandemic is controlling our rage over the utter failure in D.C. leadership (or lack thereof) to place the health of the citizenry over the health of stock portfolios. I hope we will be able to get over that soon."