Isn’t the evolution of language an interesting thing? Something going “viral” could be seen as a good thing, but now that we have a heightened awareness of the harmful effect of viruses it no longer seems an appropriate word to use. Possibly a new way to express how things rapidly spread on the internet might emerge? “Spreading like wildfire” – no, that’s no good either!
This piece is said to have gone “viral” early in the time of lock-down, so you’ve probably been sent it a million times already via all your social media platforms, but just in case…
On our daily walks we regularly go past a place where a notice board has been put up at someone’s gate. Each day there are different things to read: funny cartoons ideas for activities and the occasional quote. This is where We got this from (and the pictures below).
“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.
This goes with thoughts about how the present is changing us and what (positive) habits are emerging in us during this time.
Kevin & Miranda