Updated: Jul 20, 2020
The front page for the Sunday, May 24, 2020 edition of the New York Times. It *only* displays 1,000 names (a mere 1% of the total human lives lost here, and thus far attributed to COVID-19). But enough to make a moving statement, a good start to demonstrate and humanize the magnitude of the scale on which this is happening.
That this is real, and affecting real human lives, each of whom had their unique impact on the world, in their respective spheres of influence.
So heartbreaking that so many irreplaceable lives and talents have been needlessly lost in the most developed, powerful nation in the world. 💔😥
"They were not simply names on a list. They were us."
And we are them. In their loss, we have lost a little of ourselves too, for we are all interconnected. 🤝🏼
Let's #SayTheirNames and #HonorTheirLives as best we can to all do our part to unite together for the greater good, to flatten the curve and keep one another safe, sound around for many many more memories, revolutions and evolutions to come. 🙏🏼
[Image credit: @nytimes]