What if the crisis of the moment is an invitation to patient, focused thought, for, like, an hour, rather than a prompt to act RIGHT NOW?
What are we more afraid of? Not doing enough or overreaching?
Both are real risks, and the past two years have freighted routine decisions with them, on top of requiring decisions about things we didn’t even know needed deciding before (how to ensure distancing? Require masks or merely welcome them?).
Two months ago I was more afraid of not doing enough than of overreaching. Today I’m more afraid of overreaching than of not doing enough.
I wonder about tomorrow.