Come On Reach Out Now and Always

Will the coronavirus cause world peace? It has now become a famous threat to mankind. Not to one race, or one gender, but to all of us: believers and non-believers, fighters and peace-seekers. All of us are in the same boat, trying to reach the same shore, that of safety. I wonder if the coronavirus is perhaps a potential reminder that there is no difference between you and me; that, at the core, we’re all the same. In this chaotic time, perhaps we’re forgetting to fight against our neighbors, because we’re all too busy fighting for ourselves.  After all, we now have a common enemy.  All of us.  Jews, Arabs, blacks, whites, Native Americans, Hispanics, Asians; all of us have the same nemesis which is Mrs. Corona.  This disease has united us all.

What if the coronavirus was the only threat in the world? What if we had no knives to kill, no guns for protection, no borders, no racial supremacy, just the coronavirus? Would our lives be risk-free? Probably not. However, we’d still have less death, fewer threats, and better healthcare, because we would all be unified.  So, when we think of COVID-19, let’s think of Come On Reach Out Now and Always.  Let’s reach out to each other forever from now on, no matter what; regardless of our race, gender, religion or ethnicity.

About the Author
Anat Ghelber was born in Israel and moved to Texas when she was 13. She experienced anti-Semitism in public schools there. She moved to New York City when she was 20 and now has a B.S. in Psychology and Human Services and is pursuing a Master's Degree in Social Work. She started submitting articles to the Jewish Voice in 2016. In her free time she enjoys writing poems and also writes in her diary on a daily basis. She's also a certified Yoga teacher with 200 hours of training who teaches in a donation-based studio called Yoga to the People in New York City. Her favorite quote is from her mother, "Love isn't something that can be measured with a spoon."
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