And the People Stayed Home…

Spring Renewal at Robinson Gardens


And the People Stayed Home...

Dear Friends,

I wanted to share this beautiful "prose poem" with you that was sent to me by our wonderful founder, Joan Selwyn. It was written by Kitty O"Meara, a former teacher and palliative care chaplain in the US. It offers an introspective look at our self-isolation due to coronavirus. I hope that it will touch you as it did me.

With hope,


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 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.

By Kitty O'Meara

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