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    A poem that is relevant today!

    Kathleen O'Meara's poem, 'And People Stayed Home,' written in 1869.

    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 stopped
    and listened deeper
    someone meditated
    someone prayed
    someone danced
    someone met their shadow
    and people began to think differently
    and people healed
    and in the absence of people who lived in ignorant ways,
    dangerous, meaningless and heartless,
    even the earth began to heal
    and when the danger ended
    and people found each other
    grieved for the dead people
    and they made new choices
    and dreamed of new visions
    and created new ways of life
    and healed the earth completely
    just as they were healed themselves.
    Last edited by Seasha; 04-03-2020, 01:38 PM.
    1st sx '89 Dx '99 w/RRMS - SP since 2010
    Administrator Message Boards/Moderator

    #2
    Originally posted by Seasha View Post
    Kathleen O'Meara's poem, 'And People Stayed Home,' written in 1869.

    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 stopped
    and listened deeper
    someone meditated
    someone prayed
    someone danced
    someone met their shadow
    and people began to think differently
    and people healed
    and in the absence of people who lived in ignorant ways,
    dangerous, meaningless and heartless,
    even the earth began to heal
    and when the danger ended
    and people found each other
    grieved for the dead people
    and they made new choices
    and dreamed of new visions
    and created new ways of life
    and healed the earth completely
    just as they were healed themselves.
    This is quite amazing!

    Thank you Seasha!
    PPMS for 22 years (dx 1998)
    ~ Worrying will not take away tomorrow's troubles ~ But it will take away today's peace. ~

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      #3
      Yes, it was the cholera pandemic.
      "The United States had three serious waves of cholera, an infection of the intestine, between 1832 and 1866. The pandemic began in India, and swiftly spread across the globe through trade routes. New York City was usually the first city to feel the impact. An estimated two to six Americans died per day during the outbreak."

      https://www.healthline.com/health/wo...eaks-history#1


      We will find each other again and again!
      1st sx '89 Dx '99 w/RRMS - SP since 2010
      Administrator Message Boards/Moderator

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        #4
        Originally posted by Seasha View Post
        Yes, it was the cholera pandemic.
        "The United States had three serious waves of cholera, an infection of the intestine, between 1832 and 1866. The pandemic began in India, and swiftly spread across the globe through trade routes. New York City was usually the first city to feel the impact. An estimated two to six Americans died per day during the outbreak."

        https://www.healthline.com/health/wo...eaks-history#1


        We will find each other again and again!
        Many thanks for this, Seasha!

        Oddly enough, my spirit is a little lighter after reading this.
        PPMS for 22 years (dx 1998)
        ~ Worrying will not take away tomorrow's troubles ~ But it will take away today's peace. ~

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