But here’s the thing: this is not a dress rehearsal. We are all onstage right now trying to pull off the performance of a lifetime. And this moment calls for us to take the ideas and work we hand each other and say: Yes. Yes, and now let’s do this. Yes, and here’s how I can help. Yes, and you have my support.

Yes, and also: thank you. Thank you to everyone whose recent days have been filled with phone calls and emails you don’t know how to process, questions you don’t know how to answer, conversations you don’t fully know how to have, actions you don’t know how to be confident in, and feelings of inadequacy you don’t know how to handle.

Thank you. Because all of that, and then moving forward anyway as I know you have been? Well, that — that’s how we are going to beat this thing.

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