Emergency preparedness typically comes in one of two flavors - either boring bureaucrat, or paranoid. But there’s a third way, and it is actually a layer hidden underneath everything we have been learning together. It’s time to pull it out into the light and give it a good lookover. Having a conscious, deliberate relationship with the possibility of disaster not only helps us be logistically prepared, but helps us to soothe the worries and uncertainties that our human condition entails. But even more importantly, a pursuit of resilience is arguably THE central direction of all healthy life and ecosystems, and if we truly grasp what it means to be prepared it sheds light on literally everything else.