Having a friend in prison has been an illuminating experience for me.
I have been contemplating and learning about what that life means, on a day-to-day basis, by corresponding and visiting my friend. It has made me aware of the treasure of physical, personal freedom–something I had never thought about much before. Who would have thought that the resulting essay, freshly published in Tablet, would be so appropriate at this time of the COVID-19 Pandemic when we all –around the world–find ourselves reduced to our innermost cirle, and quite often are confined to home?
At least, I would say, we have retained the comforts of home! And we should appreciate them all the more!
Here’s my essay: A Friend in Prison
I hope you and yours are well, and do let me know what you think!