And the People Stayed Home

by Kathleen (Kitty) O'Meara in 1869 and reprinted during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic

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

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