Kathleen O'Meara, 'n Ierse digter, het hierdie vers geskryf in 1869, toe 'n dodelike plaag Ierland in die 1860's getref het.
And people stayed home and read books and listened ...
and rested and excercised, and made art and played
and learned new ways of being
and were still
and listened more deeply
Someone meditaded, someone prayed, someone danced, someone met their own shadow
and people started thinking differently
and people healed
and in the absence of people who lived in ignorant ways - dangerous, mindless, and heartless,
the earth began to heal ....
And when the danger ended, and people found themselves
they grieved for the dead
and they made new choices
and dreamed of new visions
and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully
just as they had been healed