I can love and feel without touch; I long for its return. I will not be afraid of humanity; I refuse to deny my own. I can do nothing to destroy the invisible enemy; I can do everything necessary and within my means to keep myself and others alive. I can be political, raging against government; I can refuse to be divided from those whose politics are different to my own. I can accept help; I can allow myself to be helped. I can do nothing on a national or global scale; I can help in my locality. My possessions have no value; my soul is priceless. I will not fear the dark; I light a candle every night for the sick and the dying. I will never be a statistic; I am a name, a person, a life.