Rebecca notes, “This is a new time of realizing we could globally cooperate and shift values and positive, wise actions can be won for all. It was prophesied that by 2025 there will be a transformational and beautiful global evolutionary leap forward. I feel this time of pause and rewrite collective reality is the first step.”
Another term I recently learned about in an opinion piece by Jennifer Senior, is “Collective Resilience” described as the wide variety of strengths we’ll need to contend with the pandemic’s impacts.
With these wise and encouraging perspectives in mind, I’m wondering if we can begin to contemplate the best situations that could come from this crisis so that we can consider how to move toward them. Could we start by even writing poems or stories about them, or recording a song, or drawing a visual representation of what is possible, and sharing these during our various virtual get-togethers?
Another musical phrase running through my mind is, “There must be some way out of here” from Bob Dylan’s 1968 song All Along the Watchtower. I do believe there is, and in its our collective spirit and resilience. This collective concern and energy helped spur the adoption of the UDHR, seeing it as the way to a new way forward. Where could we go from here?
With best wishes for everyone’s health, safety and resilience,
Sandy Sohcot, Director