I just read the new translation of The Plague by Albert Camus. I don’t think I would have made it through the book if it wasn’t for what we’ve all been through together with the pandemic: denial, fear, depression, questioning, wondering, and now, perhaps there is an opening. In that opening, can there, and should there be, a return to “before”?
We’ve been given time to reflect and connect, connect with ourselves, and others, not necessarily in person these days, but on Zoom and in other ways.
I just watched this beautiful piece by Thich Nhat Hanh and Br. David Steindl-Rast on Interbeing and Gratefulness. I recommend it as inspiration and guide to this new year opening within us, as step by step, and breath by breath, we live as peace.