Grief in the Time of Corona

“La Llorona’s Sacred Waters” mural in San Francisco by Juana Alicia, 2004. Photo: Kevin John Fong

Dear reader: A year ago, I wrote “Love in the Time of Corona,” sharing lessons I learned as a frontline worker in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. After a year of perpetual grief, how can we move forward? Through this missive, I hope to share some learnings about confronting grief in the midst of a pandemic.

Two sunny Saturdays ago, I logged onto zoom and attended a virtual memorial for my friend’s grandfather…