I think the top thing to keep in mind is that no two people will have an identical response to this pandemic. That means that there will be considerable variance in how people react to the prospect of “returning to normal” or the way that things were before the pandemic. This will likely call on everyone’s patience for the coming months.
- Dr. Chris Segrin, Department of Communication, University of Arizona
The global pandemic that we have endured has been nothing if not unpredictable. And, as we transition out of deep quarantine, that unpredictability has not resolved. Each and everyone has been impacted by the global pandemic which will become clearer as we come back together.
BUU has made it this far because together we have found resilience. Despite not knowing what will come next over the last 15 months, we have had one another. And this is what will see us through now, being resilient together.
This webpage is a collection of resources to learn about the impact of the pandemic and to begin to understand our need for resilience. However, the greatest resource we have is our BUU congregation. Rev. Matthew, our leaders and staff, our many Members and Friends are all learning about the support we can offer one another and grow the resilience of our community.
External Resources (online)
Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live
by Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis
And We Came Outside and Saw the Stars Again: Writers from Around the World on the COVID-19 Pandemic
Edited by Ivan Stavans