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.

-Kitty O’Meara

This hopeful and beautiful poem, written by a retired Wisconsin school teacher, has gone viral around the globe in many iterations. It has inspired many, with people setting it to music and adding images and video. Of course we here at Sustainable Fairfield love the line “created new ways to live and heal the earth fully…” We wish you health, joy, peace and much creativity during this time at home. Stay safe.