How my Caribbean village upbringing prepared me for the COVID 19 Pandemic

As I sat in my sunroom on the main street in Guelph, Ontario, the mood was uncertain. I haven’t seen my neighbours up close for a few months now, and even more stark was the lack of kids playing outside on the sidewalks.

The cherry tree, a hub for the local kids in cherry season, was a feast for squirrels and birds as the COVID19 pandemic…