In Time of Pandemic Catherine O'Meara
A view of the Chancel at Raughton Head
Poem Dennis All Saints Raughton Head
Dennis Donald - August 2020

A Beauty Blessing John O'Donohue

In the Time of Pandemic
And the people stayed home.
And they read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.
And they listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed.
And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.
Catherine O’Meara

She commented on the writing process of the now-viral poem, "I was getting kind of sad. There was nothing I could do. I couldn’t help my friends. I was very worried about them. My husband said: ‘Write. Just write again.’

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Coronavirus: The good that can come out of an upside-down world
Our world has changed immensely in the last few weeks but amid the upheaval and distress, there are reasons to believe we can emerge from the crisis with some human qualities enhanced…….
Matthew Syed

Coronavirus The good that can come out of an upside-down world

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