Survival and hope during Covid-19: on vulnerability, uncertainty, fear, and resistance

A few months ago I listened to guest speakers on NPR radio talk about survival strategies during shelter at home. One woman said she was ashamed to admit that she loves isolation. Another man said that he found this quiet time to be healing, once he had his essential necessities. I can resonate. I’ve actually found solitude unexpectedly comforting and healing. But then I realized that my son and I are now in a different stage: we are now in the healing, recovery, and rehabilitation phase, six years after leaving our home in 2014 and five years after his father’s…