The times they are a-changin’


Nothing is or will be the same.

Anybody ever read Lord of the Flies? In my innocence, as a young woman struggling to attend college (I made it through one semester in 1965 and then ran out of savings and had to return to the secretarial job I had left out of boredom – a whole ‘nother story)… In my innocence, then, I could not believe the horrors that came out in the story about the groups of – I think they were all one sex – boys who were marooned on a desert island. They became savages, trapping and killing each other with abandon.

Scarce resources can easily make enemies of almost anyone. We human beings – and single women can lead the way here – are in a position to call upon the greatest good in us during this Coronavirus threat.

Bertrand Russell once wrote, “Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.”He also wrote, “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”

Exercise caution and make responsible choices, but don’t let fear into your life. Keep centered in your heart.

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