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    Here is a poem written by an Irish Poet, Kathleen O'Meara in 1869- after a plague devastated Ireland in the late 1860's- How appropriate for today.


    And people stayed home

    and read books and listened

    and rested and exercised

    and made art and played

    and learned new ways of being

    and were still

    and listened more deeply

    someone meditated

    someone prayed

    someone danced

    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, mindless, and heartless....

    The earth began to heal---

    And when the danger ended

    and people found themselves...

    They grieved for the dead

    and they made new choices

    and dreamed of new visions

    and created new ways to live

    and heal the earth fully

    just as they had been healed.

    Kathleen O ' Meara (1869)
    It is better to wear out than to rust out.
    - Richard Chamberlain, Tour of the Hebrides

    Us husbands are a sorry lot.

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    Old dick-head
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    between Lower Hutt & Carterton

    Default Re: Interesting and Thought Provoking

    Sorry Roscoe - good poem but wrong author and timeframe.

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    Default Re: Interesting and Thought Provoking

    Yes I'm sure that those dying of starvation in the potato famine where not sitting about making art and reading.
    In fact I am sure of it.

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