Christmas Day


25 Dec

As this Advent season comes to an end, Lynn Ungar’s poem ‘Pandemic’ is as pertinent now as when she wrote it earlier in 2020.

… Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.

… Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.

Promise this world your love–
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.