“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