Wednesday April 1st 2020

“And the people stayed home.
And read books, and listened, and rested,
and exercised, and made art, and played games,
and learned new ways of being,
and were still.
And 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.”
~ Kitty O’Meara

Monday March 30th 2020

“Bewildered and discombobulated.
But hopeful too.
Of new possibilities, of change.
Nature is being given space to breathe,
and heal a little.
Birds can respond to each other
without the befuddlement of noise,
the seas and rivers are becoming clearer,
humans are resting and hearts have a chance
to be heard by their own bodies.

Everyday I hear
something beautiful about nature thriving,
and about people growing, baking,
reading and exploring new things.

There is a light of hope I hold.
That we, as human animals,
may wake up to the disastrous way of living
that has formed in our day to day life.

A busyness, a taking,
a greed that leaves a shambles in our wake,
not just for the land around us,
but for us too.

I hope that through the strange,
edgy and difficult times.

Something beautiful is birthed in the heart of me,
in the hearts of all,
that changes something for the better.”

~ Brigit Anna McNeill