My Father, who is self isolating just shared this with me and I loved it "You might think that this was written for our current crisis but it is taken from "Iza's story", by Grace Ramsay, 1869 ... see how apposite it is!
And people stayed home
And he read books and listened
And he rested and did exercises
And he made art and played
And he learned new ways of being
And he stopped
And he listened more deeply
Someone was dancing
Someone met their shadow
And people began to think differently
And people healed.
And in the absence of people who lived
In ignorant ways
Meaningless and heartless,
Even the earth began to heal
And when the danger ended
And people found themselves
They mourned for the dead
And they made new choices
And they dreamed of new visions
And they created new ways of living
And they completely healed the earth
Just as they were healed.
Mum to DD Lapwing (11) & DS Peewit (10) Married to Mr Mudlark
But somethings are lovely... and if we are focusing on the positives on this thread... it turns out the monkeys and I enjoy homeschooling... we are all happier without a very busy schedule of ‘extras’ Mt monkey is working from home but the extra 2-3 hours a day of commuting time that we get with him are great Instead of mainly using what’s app one liners to communicate... I’ve been face to face with my favourite people on zoom/ face tome a lot more I’ve watched some cool stuff music/ theatre that’s been releases for streaming I’ve signed up for a free yale course on the theory of happiness We’re doing daily yoga as a family and have reading hour together Trees are making me very happy on our daily walks This weeks weather has made me sort our garden out I’ve been making things alongside the kids on craft We are mostly happiest when it’s just us 6 Silverback is having the ultimate funnelling/ settling in experiemce he sees know one but us all the time!
Hope there’s some good stuff mixed in for everyone else too Xxxxxx
Mummy to DD Squirrel Monkey (9), DD Howler Monkey (8), DS Curious George (7), DS Silverback (not quite 1)