Coronavirus Art - links to inspiring ways to cope during this challenging time

Updated: Apr 13

4.13.20

Good advice for parents of young kids who are confused about the coronavirus. click below to hear Caitlin Szalay, a school psychologist for the Granite School District in Utah.


Home for Quarantine: Talking to Young Children about COVID-19

https://youtu.be/aK8GEFqwKxE




4.4.20

Reached out to see how Cathy and Kirt are doing in Madrid, Spain. They both has Covid19.




April, 2, 2020.

During this time of Covid 19 and staying in, there is time for reflection too. Here is Coronavirus news and art that has hope, and I believe, is worth sharing. Blessings, Tom Szalay


Click on this link to see a poem that has gone viral by Kitty O'Meara

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME2OyGj6eqE


From O - The Oprah Magazine, aritcle by Elena Nicolaou Mar 19, 2020

Kitty O'Meara is the poet laureate of the pandemic. Her untitled prose poem, which begins with the line, "And the people stayed home," has been shared countless times, on countless backgrounds, with countless fonts, since its first posting. It was most widely popularized by Deepak Chopra, and has since been shared by everyone from Bella Hadid to radio stations in Australia. The poem has become shorthand for a silver-linings perspective during the coronavirus outbreak—the hope that something good can come out of this collective state of "together, apart."

The poem begins with the evocative line: "And the people stayed home," and goes on to describe an idyllic version of the months to come. Through O'Meara's lens, the era of social distancing could be taken up by purposeful activity like meditation, exercise, and dancing, and result in a kind of global healing. The poem reads like a cross between a proverb, Instagram poem, and, if you're feeling optimistic, psychic prediction.


And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.


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