4.27.2020 – Abnormal normal

Abnormal normal
so much no longer the same
so few months ago

What to do when expectation for the ordinary is expect that nothing is ordinary.

When the the normal is abnormal.

Lucky for this country people of great expectations used to show up as Presidents.

Abraham Lincoln, who said at Gettysburg, ‘The World will little note what we say here.”

I mention that to make the point that Mr. Lincoln could be wrong.

But he knew change when it saw it.

Change when he saw it coming.

Change when he was in the midst of it.

Change when he was orchestrating it.

When change was the norm.

On December 1, 1862, in his message to Congress;

The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise — with the occasion.

As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew.

We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.

We — even we here — hold the power, and bear the responsibility.

How would the country do when faced with the abnormality of war?

Mr. Lincoln warned, “We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.”

How shall the county handle the Corona Crisis.

Nobly save?

Meanly lose?

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