Love in the time of corona Part-2
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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA PART-2
Yes, the virus has been devastating. And it continues to play havoc. It’s pay back time. When we exploit and defile nature, it gets back to us just the way it has now.
Yet, despite the havoc, I know many of us are reclaiming ourselves. As is Mother Nature. The birds are chirping louder than usual, the skies are an azure shade of glory, the air is cleaner and wildlife is thriving. Families are reconnecting, working hand in hand, as one big team.
I’ve been used to WFH (Work from Home) as I go to my workplace just once-twice a week. So apparently things aren’t much different, except that all four of us are here together at home now. It does feel good. And as of now we haven’t managed to get on each others nerves. Touche’. So far, so good!
Life in Time of Corona
After reading Sanchie’s comment on my last week’s #WW post, a small realisation also dawned. Not all of us have secure families to back us up. My heart goes out for those living alone or in solitary confinement, in abusive, dysfunctional families, or for the elderly who have no one to stand by them. My eighty year-old father is also all by himself, quarantined; as he had to travel on work. I wish I could be there for him.
My heart also goes out to our doctors and medical staff who are striving relentlessly day and night, putting their lives at stake.
All these people are in my prayers every single day. As is the global community at larger. It’s probably the first time we are all coming together as world citizens. We are the world, indeed. 🙂
Amidst the lockdown (yes, India is under complete lockdown) starting midnight for 21-days, as just announced by our Prime Minister.
Here are some glimpses of joy and love that keep me going in the time of Corona. I’m sharing these snippets as they are helping me hold on to precious life and be grateful for all that we have. Hopefully they will give you a glimmer of hope, wherever and however you are.
Please remember to stay safe, and in isolation. We are doing just that here. My healing prayers going out to all of you out there. Much, much love, light, good health and hope always.
Be blessed xoxo
Wrapping up with a very hopeful piece of poetry a dear writer friend wrote. It just came to me as I finished writing this post. Another glimmer of hope. Sharing it with all of you with her kind permission.
The Chirping of the Birds
There was the smell of wood smoke,
And the jubilant chirping of birds
As a lone sweeper swept yellowed leaves
Swish, swish her broom went
Ringing out in the morning quiet.
Silence, all around, but for the occasional
Groans of skeletal buses
That grudgingly crawled up the flyway,
And the heart stopping piercing wails
Of an ambulance as it raced down.
The world has stopped spinning.
It stands frozen, tilted on its axis,
And with it, mankind is off balance,
Unable to embrace the infinite universe
Unseeing of silver linings and twinkling stars
Wrapped tight in a shroud of uncertainty
We gasp for air.
But hark, nature is healing, the world about to re-spin.
A new day will come for sure
Bringing a day like we have never known.
For sure, scattered with bodies and scars,
A planet we don’t recognize,
A life as we have never lived,
An existence changed forever.
Forsooth , nature will now heal herself.
She will be the vengeful Durga
She will be Yam astride a dark beast,
She will bloom like the lotus,
And annihilate the irreverent like Shiva,
She will once again be Brahma and create anew.
But while we wait for this inevitable
With folded hands, let us embrace one another
Let us sing and dance and pray,
Slay the dragon within us
Let us try hear the chirping of the birds…
(c) Rupa Manga
Tuesday, March 24th 2020.
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