Snippets For Our New World March 2020

There are so many stories and words that speak loudly in these crazy times so let me share some of what I’ve seen and heard this week.


My amazing cousin took part in the World’s Greatest Shave 2020 to raise money for families impacted by blood cancer. Here’s what courage looks like!

Cous Cuz shaves her hair for charity


An email from a dear friend

” I’ve been placed in solitary confinement by my caring family!”


My 90+ year old relatives who live in an aged care facility were told that visitors would not be allowed any more due to the Corona Virus. Their distraught daughter, on telling them this news asked if there was anything that she could possibly do for them at this terrible time.  Her 91 year old mother replied.. Yes, go and buy some beer for him and red wine for me…!”


This is doing the rounds on social it…

WORLD: There’s no way we can shut  everything down in order to lower emissions, slow climate change and protect the environment!

MOTHER NATURE: Here’s a virus. Practice!


Readers have sent me inspirational quotes and poetry which you may need at these times. Music, dance, film, images and words heal and nurture us in tough times. Please send any such inspirational words and images to

 Here’s a poem Inge came across.

This is the time to be slow, lie low to the wall until the bitter wind passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let the wire brush of doubt

Scrape from your heart all sense of yourself and your hesitant light.

If you remain generous, Time will come good;

and you will find your feet again on the fresh pastures of promise,

where the air will be kind and blushed with beginning.

John O’Donohue

Excerpt from his books, To Bless the Space between Us ( US)/ Benedictus ( Europe)


And finally, this image always spells peace

Early Winter’s Morning Daylesford

23 March 2020 | Arts

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