After several weeks of travel and my husband traveling, we are all home. And now we are REALLY all home for the next several weeks as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. My kids and I are working together to outline a daily schedule for learning, productivity, relaxing, and connecting. Their teachers are working overtime to provide guidance and resources. We really are not schedule people so this is a challenge, but we’re trying to keep some continuity with the school routine that has so many benefits for the kids. Like many of you, my thoughts and emotional responses have been wide-ranging and rapidly changing this week. In the next few days, I hope to use this blog to articulate them more fully. In the meantime, here is Thich Nhat Hanh’s most relevant mantra for the current moment:
Water flows over these hands.
May I use them skillfully
to preserve our precious planet.
Take deep breaths and wash your hands. More soon.