Mindfulness & The Coronavirus

Echo & The Bunnymen 2006 — Photo by Steve Ioya. Creative Commons 2.0

It all started with Echo & The Bunnymen.

I was lying peacefully in bed, breathing shallowly and listening to the song “People Are Strange” on my favorite New York radio station, WFUV, after suffering a particularly bad viral episode in which a horrendous stomach cramp led to a 15-minute session of hyperventilating and writhing on the bed, feeling not so much pain as discomfort, a clenching feeling around my…