Mit Zuversicht entscheiden – “And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices… “

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

And listened deeper
Someone meditated
Someone was praying
Someone was dancing
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
Senseless and heartless,
The earth also 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.

Kathleen O’Meara, And people stayed at home… (1869)

Kathleen O’Meara (1839–1888) war eine irisch-französische Autorin, in der späten
viktorianischen Zeit. Das geradezu prophetische Gedicht stammt aus dem Roman “Izas
Story”, die den Konflikt zwischen polnischen Patrioten und der russischen Besatzung
schildert. Die Kämpfer gingen in Isolation im Untergrund und erlebten eine Art “Corona-

Zeit”.