Last week we finished the 9th annual Zen Calligraphy Intensive. As the week progressed and the information from the outside world was growing increasingly bleak we continued on in our practice of calligraphy taking appropriate precautions to be mindful of potential spread of the coronavirus. On Friday Mercy Center closed its doors but allowed us to finish our workshop on Sunday. The next day San Francisco and 6 other surrounding counties announced a shelter-in-place order. At this moment all of the participants have returned home and there is no indication that anyone contracted the virus.