"The final gift, the one that I keep returning to in these shadowy days, is kindness. A pandemic is a common (pan) experience. We are in this together. We can face it together and we can help one another get through it. Ironically the 'social distancing' we are asked to practice is a call to care. It is not a request made for oneself; it is an act of public good.
"In a pandemic, self-isolation is called quarantine. In Buddhism, it is called retreat."