I’m the lead tenor in our parish choir. We have about 20 regular members, and pride ourselves for taking on demanding works. We have not sung at at Mass, nor rehearsed, since early March. I miss it a great deal.
But there is no way I would sing now, nor support our choir meeting to rehearse or perform...because it’s not all about me. I’m 66, and I’m one of the younger, healthier members. I couldn’t live with myself if my selfishness contributed to the loss of any of these friends.
I’ll sing in the shower, sure, or around the house. But in a group of people I care about? No way.
This is the thing about those who choose to defy common-sense precautions against CV-19 spread. They go on about their “rights,” their “freedom,” but it’s fundamentally a “me” argument, not a “we” one. Yes, they’ll rationalize it, to others and probably to themselves, but at bottom, it is what it is.