A Feeling of Uncertainty

A feeling of uncertainty hangs in the air. It’s about a lot of things, most acutely at the moment about the course of the virus crisis, the economy, and the political future of the United States.  I remember only two occasions of comparable uncertainty. The first was after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The second was the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.

I talked to a cousin of mine on the phone this morning, someone I’ve known since we were toddlers in 1932. We agreed that this is the strangest time we’ve witnessed in the long string of intervening years.