Streetalk: Hope or dread?

(Photo by vallgall, via Flickr)

Asked in downtown Chico.

Madeline Mahoney
direct care worker
I’m on the side of hope. The further we go away from the initial shock of change, the more we’re able to adapt to it. With the [COVID] spike happening now, I think a lot of people are able to adapt differently than at first where it was a little bit harder to imagine what you do when everybody’s getting sick. Now we know what to do. We’ve done it.

Jayna Feldman,
student
I have hope. I have optimism. I’m excited to get shot up with that [coronavirus] vaccine. I think right now around the holidays is really scary so I’m looking forward to getting past the spike that’s inevitably going to happen after Christmas.

Carissa Lagnese
food service
More hope. I’ve personally had a rough year, honestly, and I think things are going to be moving forward more now that I’m [in Chico].

Pat Hull
(pictured with son, Noah)
musician/professor
Well, can I do option C? I’ve been reading this guy, Stephen Jenkinson, and he works in palliative care with people who are dying. He adapted this [term] “home free.” He likes to remain home free. He’s not hopeful or hopeless. He doesn’t have any hope at all. Whatever is gonna come to us is what’s gonna happen; try not to put any expectation on it.

Our content is free, but not free to produce

If you value our local news, arts and entertainment coverage, become an CN&R supporter with a one-time or recurring donation. Help us keep our reporters at work, bringing you the stories that need to be told.

Donate to CN&R

$16,325 of $6,000 raised
$
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: $10.00 Monthly

These donations are not tax deductible. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to our nonprofit fund, the Independent Journalism Fund, please click here.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*