you said we’re feeling more than one kind of grief yes we’re also feeling anticipatory grief that feeling we get about what the future when we’re uncertain usually it centers on death we feel it when someone gets a dire diagnosis or when we have the normal thought that we’ll lose a parent someday anticipatory grief is also more broadly imagined futures there is a storm coming there’s something bad out there and this kind of grief is so confusing for people our primitive mind knows something bad is happening but you can’t see it this breaks our sense of safety i don’t believe we’ve collectively lost our sense of general safety like this individually or as smaller groups people have felt this but all together this is new we are grieving on a micro and a macro level