In a time of unexpected stress, part of the solution is simply being a good listener
I love what you did with the Adirondack chairs. Human interaction, speaking face to face is irreplaceable. We had pandemics in 1919, 1957, 1969. Unlike now, our lives continued and we did not fear. Why are we such cowards today? Is part of the reaction related to Nov 5th? I do not know, but I wonder. The response throughout the world has been bizarre ... so it is not just an American thing.