If we do not re-enter our sense of normalcy with measured activity, we may have a resurgence of the virus. May 18th was the 40th anniversary of the Mt. St. Helens eruption. Perhaps the unconscious action on the part of some people is a kind of eruption from the pressure of isolation—uncontrolled and unmindful of others. I have felt the pressure myself, not because I feel isolated (we introverts are coping well), but because I am challenged by the technology we use to connect during this time.
For instance, I got a bit hot under the collar when the Zoom platform experienced an outage this past Sunday. I know this was only a moment and the folks at Zoom are working diligently to refine their system. I had to laugh at myself because I assumed the problem was on my end and spent way too much time problem solving. The mind is very funny. I am glad most sangha members were able to reconnect.
Anyway, may we all simmer down and be mindful of our actions for the benefit of all beings. I hope you all are finding a way to move into the world with kindness and clarity.