Is unpredictability a bug? Or a feature? Any good story worth telling (or living) hinges to some extent on not knowing what’s going to happen next.
Sometimes, when a story is too big to tell, the best you can do is start by describing the situation as it stands now. In the case of centuries-old systemic racism, the situation is that not nearly enough progress has been made to put an end to it.
What some are finding it hard to do is juggle two states of being at once. Grieving the sudden and inexplicable loss of the Old Normal, while at the same time trying to embrace the possibilities and opportunities presented by the New Normal.
With all the logistical inconveniences caused by the coronavirus, it’s easy to forget that many out there, from kids to adults to those in business, may be experiencing profound grief about a loss of freedom and normalcy in their lives.
Some companies don’t like the idea of letting people work from home. It doesn’t fit the story they tell themselves. But times are changing, and realities like hurricanes and coronaviruses may compel them to change their policies as well.