Now, Do a Vaccine for Post-Pandemic Empty Nest Syndrome

I’m finally eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. From a mortality standpoint, I’m relieved. Gone (almost) are the worries of motherless children, of ventilators and FaceTime good-byes. I’ll be even more relieved when my children are eligible and vaccinated, but I keep reminding myself of the old airplane adage: “put on your own oxygen mask first.” Never mind that I hate airplanes.