With a coffee mug in hand, I was perusing the New York Times morning briefing yesterday. This sentence about the experimental drug remdesivir jumped out at me:
Reports that its potential coronavirus treatment showed promise helped rally the stock market.
Wow. The first thing that popped into my head was that hope is a kind of cool thing.
Then I pictured the New York Stock Exchange. Words that came to mind were monolithic, robotic, grotesque. I pictured this ginormous, black box. Sort of like the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Minus the apes. Basically, a depiction of an entity that is anything but human.
Yet, that beast of capitalism rallied when it heard a glimmer of hope. I smiled.
ps… Yep, that’s Katie (my wife, for those of you joining our little list since the last time I mentioned her) being a good sport and providing me a stock photography-ish picture of hope…