Now Covid-19 can remind us that intimacy with the flesh is the same as simple gratitude when one is healthy, and taking an easy attitude towards pain and death.
THESE days we cover our mouths and noses with masks, we wash our hands constantly, and whenever we meet we observe distance from others—all things we did not do before. We have become aware that the body is something central to our lives, even the most basic. We believe in ‘the spirit’, but it seems we only remember it in the emergency room.
In other words, the body ‘is present’. It is not only that my fl...