And people stayed home

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Dieses Gedicht wurde von der französisch-irischen Schriftstellerin Kathleen O’Meara um 1800 (10 Jahre nach der großen Hungersnot) geschrieben und passt sehr gut für diese, unsere Zeit.

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.

by Kathleen O’Meara (1839–1888)