Sure—it’s a creepy and uncertain time, but we’re still here.

And with some thoughtfulness for others, some introspection and common sense, and a bit of luck—we’ll be around for a while longer.

Here’s a clip from Stephen Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Concert with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. It’s a count-your-blessings moment delivered by Elaine Stritch. I knew Elaine, and she paints her life pretty accurately and with a lot of improv through her version of the song—I’m Still Here—from Follies.

I’ve written about Elaine, a petrified Christmas tree, and a Greek dinner in Philadelphia. You’ll find that post here.

If you’re going through tough times as you navigate your way through the time of COVID-19 and are contemplating what the future might hold, remember that music and art can soothe and help heal. We’re all in this together.