Vaccinations are increasing, new jobs are emerging, restrictions are relaxing, and people are going out and doing things they enjoy. Doubtless there is a long way to go before we reach a “new normal,” and there is much work yet to be done for those most marginalized by this crisis, but in the shadow of all that has been lost there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel.
Imagine tossing a pebble into a calm pond. Then imagine tossing a boulder into the same pond. How does the water react? As David Allen notes, “totally appropriate to the force and mass of the input; then it returns to calm. It doesn’t overreact or underreact.”