Patience Is Our Weapon
My daughter came across on her twitter feed a public service commercial put out by the German government that offers a clever twist on the message of the importance of staying home during the COVID-19 epidemic. "First it made me laugh," said my daughter of the ad. "Then it made me feel better."
The ad had the same effect one me. Subsequently I've been watching it at least once a day as a pick-me-up. And I'm recommending that you watch it, too. Because, besides being a mix of entertainment and inspiration, this cleverly made video is a reminder that, as difficult as these days are, as hard as it is to stay home and even so much worse, to stay apart from our friends, our family, our loved ones, those who give our lives meaning and sustenance, someday we'll look back on the dark and lonely times of this epidemic - but only if we survive the epidemic.
This German advertisement is a call to us to do what we need to do - or rather, what we need to not do - to fight the COVID epidemic, to be heroes, and to live to someday tell about this time that we went through. It's a short, sweet, and inspiring video. So watch it. Hopefully it will make you feel better. And stronger. Here's the link. Enjoy. And hang in there. At home.