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Pandemic, by Lynn Ungar

FaceBook  On Mar 17, 2020 RAJESH C OZA wrote:
Thank you for sharing these words of poetry. Words are keepsakes, keeping us close in good times and distressing ones.

Here are words of encouragement I recently shared with clinicians who care for my family: "Thank you for the outstanding care you always provide to our family. During this time of the coronavirus pandemic, I'd like to also thank you for heroically being of service to all of your patients. Please take care of yourself and your loved ones."

And here are words from a different era that my wife, Mangla, shared with me earlier this week:

“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and grew gardens full of fresh food, 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 1839 – 1888
Irish-French Catholic Author
 

Staying Small To Stay Safe, by Peggy Dulany

FaceBook  On Nov 14, 2019 RAJESH C OZA wrote:
While I certainly appreciate Peggy Dulany'ssentiment to not be small, to lead large lives, I must say that the "Hero's Journey" (as conveyed by Joseph Campbell) is not mine. I prefer smallness and do not experience my life as shrunk or compartmentalized. My journey is with close members of my family and friend circle. I enjoy a consulting practice with a few dozen clients over two decades rather than thousands of clients. I take delight in the title of E. F. Schumacher'sSmall is Beautiful. Smiling on the cover is a photograph of Gandhiji surrounded by a bicycle, a butterfly, and a bulb. All small things that have their own magnificence.
 

My Neighbor's Corn, by Naren Kini

FaceBook  On Oct 2, 2019 Raj wrote:
Hello Naren,

Thanks for sharing this gentle parable. It reminds meSarvodaya's commitment to the universal uplift of all and its associated aphorism: "As you build the road, the road builds you."

Again, thank you ... Raj