We Are Waves of the Same Sea

COVID-19 and the Philosophy of Unity

Steven Gambardella
Mar 19, 2020 · 5 min read
Photo by Greg Becker on Unsplash

“We are waves of the same sea, leaves of the same tree, flowers of the same garden.”

It’s an extraordinary phrase. I saw it written on boxes of medical supplies delivered to Italy by Xiaomi, a Chinese company — a surprisingly poetic epigram to stamp on humanitarian aid.