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Waiting: thoughts on beauty and community

"My dear brothers and sisters, we are already one.  But we imagine that we are not.  And what we have to recover is our original unity.  What we have to be is what we are." --Thomas Merton
We wait.  We’re over a week into this new limbo—a place where all the old plans have been erased and we wait for the new to appear. No matter how much I fill my time with phone calls, music, TV or social media, the underlying silence of this “time outside of time” is deafening.  People are afraid, and no one knows how long this will last.  We’re surrounded by words, words, words, and yet few of them seem to say anything.  

For the healthy, this is a time of re-prioritization.  Many in my circle are making changes they know they've needed to make.  Others are rediscovering the healing power of nature, a good book, and a home-cooked meal.  I've spent more time talking to family and friends this last week and a half than I had in six months.  We're finding ways to support each othe…

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