“People think I’m cautious and outspoken because I’m living in fear. They are wrong. I’m not living in fear. I’m living in grief and I want to spare others from it.”
If you want the TL:DR just read and process the quote above. Read it over and over. This is how I described my experience to my spouse and then to some close friends and why I take this pandemic so seriously. It took me a while to realize this but I’m thankful I did.