Perhaps you’ve noticed how interactions with other human beings have been altered during the course of this pandemic. I have been both delightfully surprised by the kindness of strangers as I walk along a nature trail or grocery store aisles and observe how we thoughtfully negotiate a safe passage when crossing paths. I have also observed unexpected rude and disturbing public outbursts that seemed so unnecessary. Had I not steeped myself in regular mindful practices, I might have joined the fray and it would have been sixth grade dodge ball all over again. I don’t know about you, but that never ended well for me.