Seattle Times columnist,
Naomi Ishisaka: 'Fear might bring out some of our worst instincts, but crises bring out the best in humanity as well... In the days since the Seattle area became the epicenter of the outbreak, the outpouring of support has been moving and inspiring. On an individual level, people have offered free babysitting, cooking and food delivery for harried parents and medically vulnerable older adults...The coming months will challenge us in ways we have never before imagined. But if we continue, as writer Sonya Renee Taylor said
, to “put radical love into practice,” we might emerge stronger than we began.'
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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)