And the people stayed home
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 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.
Blog, 'The Daily Round'
NOTE. Kitty O’Meara is a former teacher and chaplain in the US. She penned this reflection on the lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In a matter of days, it has resonated profoundly with millions of people worldwide, as attested by thousands of posts on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. O'Meara is not an expert on dealing with this global crisis, she says. She's just another person, ‘trying to find grace in the free-fall’.