“What the crisis has given us is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see ourselves and our country in the plainest of views. At no other time, ever in our lives, have we gotten the opportunity to see what would happen if the world simply stopped. Here it is. We’re in it. Stores are closed. Restaurants are empty. Streets and six-lane highways are barren. Even the planet itself is rattling less (true story). And because it is rarer than rare, it has brought to light all of the beautiful and painful truths of how we live. And that feels weird. Really weird. Because it has… never… happened… before. If we want to create a better country and a better world for our kids, and if we want to make sure we are even sustainable as a nation and as a democracy, we have to pay attention to how we feel right now.” Julio Vincent Gambuto with a piece that’s been dominating social media: Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting.

+ One other thing the virus has enabled us to see. The views. The Guardian: Disbelief in big cities as air pollution falls. I’ve seen a remarkable change in the Bay Area. The list of lessons to be learned from all of this will be long.

+ Another thing people are now seeing (at least in Tel Aviv): Jackals. (I have two kids, two cats, and two beagles. You know I’m gonna have two jackals before this is over…)