As I walked down the road a stranger approached me, extended his hand, and asked, “Hey, how are you?”
My previously relaxed right hand quickly curled up into a clenched fist as my arm moved behind my back, resting against my lower spine.
Without missing a beat, my walk continued.
This is 21 July 2020. Globally 14,703,293 people have tested positive for Covid-19. 609,887 have died. Here in Singapore, as soon as you step into the public space you must don a mask. Hand sanitiser dispensers are everywhere.
And he thinks I am going to shake his hand?
Sometimes, it is difficult to remain optimistic regarding the destiny of the human species.