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And people stayed home

and read books and listened

and rested and exercised

and made art and played

and learned new ways of being

and were still

and listened more deeply

someone meditated

someone prayed

someone danced

someone met their own shadow

and people started thinking differently—

And people healed…

And in the absence of people who lived in ignorant ways

dangerous, mindless, and heartless…

The earth began to heal…

And when the danger ended

and people found themselves…

They grieved for the dead

and they made new choices

and dreamed of new visions

and created new ways to live

and heal the earth fully

just as they had been healed.

Kathleen O’Meara (1869) Irish Poet wrote this after a plague devastated Ireland in the late 1860’s

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