A Letter from the Home Front

Manya Ronay
5 min readMar 22, 2020
Photo by Davide Baraldi on Unsplash

Dear Corona,

I must say you are quite the impressive foe: invisible and silent with a mind-boggling global reach. It feels like you snuck up on us in the middle of the night. We had heard nervous whispers about you for months, yet most people shrugged them off and carried on like nothing would change. Then all of a sudden, everything changed. Life as we know it ground to a halt as the entire world shifted focus to fighting you. Each day, more and more people are being called to the front lines, unknowingly selected for the fight of their lives — the fight for their lives. They are supported by an incredible team of medical professionals, scientists and world leaders working around the clock to defeat you.

The rest of us are holding down the fort on the home front, slowly adjusting to our new reality.

And since we’re stuck home with lots of time on our hands, I thought I’d write you a letter — yes, a good old-fashioned letter. But don’t worry, Corona. Despite everything I’ve said, this isn’t hate mail. Believe it or not, it’s actually a thank you note. Because while you’ve taken so much, you’ve also given us more than you can imagine. Let me share a few of these unexpected gifts with you.

HUMILITY

We think we have control over our lives. We go to school, get jobs, establish…

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Manya Ronay

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) practitioner specializing in food and health.