About This Author
Simon Waxman has written for the Washington Post, the Baffler, Los Angeles Review of Books, the Boston Globe, Democracy Journal, and others. He is an editor at Harvard University Press and was previously managing editor of Boston Review. More can be found at waxmanwrites.wordpress.com.
Despite the myth that deaths of the elderly are never untimely, the author mourns a friend, fifty years his senior, who succumbed to COVID-19. She taught him that a moral life entails wanting those rewards not only for yourself but for everyone.
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