Something Lovely

And people stayed home
and read books and listened
and rested and exercised
and made art and played
and learned new ways of being
and were still
and listened more deeply
someone meditated
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.
Kathleen O ‘ Meara (1869)


Written after a plague had devastated Ireland in the 1860s.



Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”


“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”



May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable


Seth Kelly Curtis

24 comments on “Something Lovely

  1. Neal Saye says:

    Oh my gosh, Kelly, how beautifully appropriate. And may it be so!

  2. stormwriter2 says:

    Just beautiful. And comforting to know that we’ve survived devastation before, and we will again.

  3. ellie894 says:

    Thank you Kelly, this is really beautiful 🌷 take care

  4. What amazing words.. history does always repeat itself.. ;-(

  5. I have read this on mnay occasions recently, but without the context of the Irish plague. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Bodhi Mantra says:

    ty Namaste ❀

  7. Robert says:

    A wish, a hope of what human-kind could become!

  8. Graymand says:

    We’ll get through this. Stay safe as well!

  9. AnuRijo says:

    Beautifully penned πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»

  10. Ana Daksina says:

    Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Poetic Justice

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