Fake history doesn’t deter from sentiment

While New Zealand is now cautiously stepping forward, it’s good to remember that other countries are still struggling in the midst of the pandemic. Rumours abounded that this was written during the Irish famine in 1869. In fact, it was written a couple of months ago by a woman in America. But regardless of its “fake history”, this is a lovely poem!

And people stayed at home
And read books
And listened
And they rested
And did exercises
And made art and played
And learned new ways of being
And stopped and listened more deeply.

Someone meditated, someone prayed
Someone met their shadow
And people began to think differently
And people healed.

And in the absence of people who
Lived in ignorant ways
Dangerous, meaningless and heartless,
The earth also began to heal.

And when the danger ended and
People found themselves
They grieved for the dead
And made new choices
And dreamed of new visions
And created new ways of living
And completely healed the earth
Just as they were healed.

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