Jesse Mockrin lives and works in Los Angeles.
The thorn was that my three year old child was sick with a cold. Because of COVID, it shut our whole family down. We were all trapped at home, as we are anyway, but with no childcare. But thankfully he did not have COVID, so now we’ve been freed. The rose would be the very good phone conversation I had yesterday with that same child, which was really entertaining. I’ve never talked to him on the phone before.