by Michael P Coleman
COVID Convos is a series of original columns conceptualized to give you something else to think about as we manage the coronavirus pandemic. Hopefully, they will provide you with a different perspective about an issue related to the crisis…or a brief smile. Remember, with COVID-19: this too shall pass.
International superstar Andrea Bocelli soothed a wounded world with a performance on Easter Sunday. His finale, “Amazing Grace,” prompted me to consider all of the ways in which our lives may never return to what we used to call “normal.”
Most people on earth have never seen images like those, nor heard a voice like Bocelli’s. I hope the concert will be released digitally, on old-fashioned CD, or at the very least, that it will air on PBS. Everyone should have a chance to experience it, even those without internet access.
In many ways, Bocelli’s musical prayer was just what the doctor ordered, as we connect remotely and grapple with the global pandemic.
Read MPC’s full column, including his take on how industries like higher education, live events, and retail may have changed for good in the wake of the novel coronavirus.