After a rather unusual Easter holiday, our new summer term begins and Miss Troughton, our Well-Being practitioner begins the term with a poem and the new opportunities that lockdown can offer us:
“And the people stayed home. And they read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And they listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live, and they healed the earth fully, as they had been healed.”
By Kitty O’Meara
Difficult times close down part of our lives – but they open up other aspects of our lives. Some days you are probably feel very happy not to be at school but the next day you might be wishing you were back with your mates and in lessons again.
Life is full of these contradictory feelings – showing us there is more to life than meets the eye.
The poem above started out in the silence of the poet’s mind. Then it became a flicker of a thought and from there it became something real.
Why don’t you create something?
Let an idea come to you from the silence of your mind then let that idea slowly grow into a poem, a story a painting or even a play.
Be a magician in your life. Let something appear out of nothing. I would love to see some of your works. You could save them until we are back or email me your ideas at school.
So go on, give yourself ‘ideas space’. Let the idea of ‘lockdown’ be your inspiration.
Until next time,