A silver lining to the coronavirus may be hard to find, but there just might be a glimmer of hope, some good news, even a sign (and a sigh) of relief.
Well, here in Australia, anyway.
Let’s see what has been revealed over the past few days:
Perhaps the cause of that good news can be found here:
According to latest figures, Australia is at a seven-day average of substantially below 50 new cases diagnosed.
How good is that?
These are just some of the good stories.
Apart from the sickness and hospital side of things:
There has been a rise in quality work by inspired street artists...
So you see, although there may be no real silver lining, there is reason for hope for a future – coronavirus free.
We should not forget the people who have suffered; those who have been victims of this awful illness – and those who have lost loved ones because of the virus.
We must be thankful for what Australia has achieved.
And...We must not forget the tireless work done by medical teams.
This poem (below) popped up online the other day. It’s beautiful and I hope it’s okay to share it.
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 U.S. writer/poet/retired teacher, Kitty O’Meara)
Keep safe, keep well, wash your hands.
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