A once-in-a-generation crisis hit home this week as coronavirus fears climbed so high they toppled, crushing American public life until at least early April.
But we're Americans, and here we don't cry in our beer all alone under quarantine. We take quarantine and fear, overwhelming uncertainty and dig deep to get through it.
Take a hike, fear, we've got work to do and songs to sing.
RADIO.COM Detroit, which includes WWJ Newsradio, 97.1 The Ticket, WYCD, WOMC and 98.7 The Breeze, wants you to head to your porch at 6 p.m. today and every weekday until this is over.
Play a song. That's it.
Play it loud and proud to spread the message. This isn't the end. We're together in this and we'll get through it.
Have a guitar? Play it. Can you wail? Let's hear it. Break out your high school band clarinet.
Hell, just step on your porch and wave at the neighbors so you feel like part of a community again.
Not a musical bone in your body? Hold up your phone with the song playing on itunes or YouTube.
Fingers crossed, America will get back to business soon. Until then, play on the porch.