If you were able to bridge that gap in your head, then just scoot past it intellectually. I wrote this on my phone on a hot train with a yelping dog sitting next to me (all the while trying to avoid small talk with the woman across me in Russian about how hot it was)--yes, a poor excuse. But I always get my feathers ruffled when people take a moment out to reprimand about an obviously grammatical oversight--and it was an annoying one as there were a lot of them--to comment while baling on the topic at hand. Clearly, I am a fluent writer and speaker--actually fluent in 5 languages. Anyhoo...the Karen's are gone...don't know what you are talking about ))

The past holds the answers to today’s problems. “Be curious, not judgmental,” at least until you have all the facts. Think and stop watching cable news.