Celebrating Peter
Our New World


If I know what to expect, I can usually deal with it. But I’ve never seen anything quite like the coronavirus. It’s spreading quickly, and the rules are changing by the minute. On Saturday, the Governor of Massachusetts banned all gatherings of more than 250 people. On Sunday, it was down to gatherings of more than 25.

A friend wrote on Facebook that with all the happy birthdays he’s wished himself while washing his hands he’s now 286.

What about all the weddings that were planned? The vacations? The Graduations? The marathons? What about so many things?

The potential loss of lives could be staggering with the people of my generation bearing the brunt of it.At at our age, we know we are not going to live forever but not knowing what to expect is worrisome.


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Thank you for your column. It’s reassuring to read your reflections on age and the corona virus. Stay safe.

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