In times of uncertainty, how do we find and grasp onto certainty?
When things are topsy turvy and we feel out of control, where do we look? What do we do?
Some of us look to the future. We make plans for when things are less chaotic. We schedule and put parties or dinners into our calendars as if they are a sure thing.
In times of uncertainty, the only certain thing is death. Maybe by creating plans, we hope to buffer ourselves from the one thing that is certain. The idea of beach vacations and meeting up with friends may very well fall through when we are in a pandemic but that is not stopping us from trying to look ahead.
Do we make plans during uncertainty not only to deal with the uncertainty but to also avoid the certainty of death?