Most of us aren’t terribly superstitious, but some people are, and Friday the 13ths are particularly terrifying for them. As for the rest of us, well, while today may be the only Friday the 13th this year, the never-ending pandemic and other disheartening events have steeped many of us in doubt about the future of life as we know it. So maybe it’s time for a few reminders that, to paraphrase Mr. Twain, “our death has been greatly exaggerated.” Hope, kindness, courage, and compassion are still alive.
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