At this point in my life I spend much time in reflection, drawing on memories of growing up, getting an education, having my own family...... now, screeching halt, I am retired. Now, screeching stop, I am quarantined. So much time to think of the present and the future. So many opportunities to consider possibilities. Perhaps we will all learn to live in a society in which all are valued and respected, one in which our politicians will demonstrate integrity and capabilities that will move our country forward. The world, along with us Americans, is suffering in myriads of ways...... we are all hurtling in space toward new ways of being. A crossroads. We can be brave and daring to live our lives in ways that will benefit others, small ways, huge ways.... time to step out and step up.