There is a lot of fear. I know. I feel it. At such a moment I come back to a thought I've told family members at times of stress or grief. Optimism isn't principally an analysis of present reality. It's an ethic. It is not based on denial or rosy thinking. It is a moral posture toward the world we find ourselves in. If everything seems great, there's no need for optimism. The river of good news just carries you along.
Can't do any better than that today. I'm a bit catatonic today.
St. Pete went through much worse than what we're all going through now. It was cathartic for me. Hope it is for you as well.