Stay Home Stay Safe – Journals

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1942

Dearest Kitty, I’ve probably bored you with my long description of our house, but I
still think you should know where I’ve ended up! how I ended up here is something
you’ll figure out from my next letters.

The diary of Anne Frank is possibly one of the most famous World War 2 diaries. Anne Frank recorded daily events, her personal experiences and her feelings in her diary for the next two years. Cut off from the outside world, she and her family faced hunger, boredom, claustrophobia at living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. One day, she and her family were betrayed and taken away to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she eventually died.

It is very important that our narratives are recorded. This poem, whose author remains unknown, provides another record. It resonates at a time when we are urged to stay safe and stay at home during the Corvid 19 pandemic.

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.

Begin a Stay Home Stay Safe Journal or Diary today. Alternatively, set up an Instagram account and keep a record there.

4 thoughts on “Stay Home Stay Safe – Journals

  1. animar64 15 Apr 2020 / 12:39 am

    This is a great idea! It is important to record our experiences in journal form-a lot of stories can be lost because so many of us are only posting a word or three on Facebook.I’ve created a category on my blog where I’ve been posting my experiences- all the way from when my work to train started to slowly lose ridership until it was almost empty to now where I am living under stay at home orders- here is a link to my coronavirus stories:

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    • Heather Blakey 15 Apr 2020 / 10:21 am

      Fantastic AM. It is really important to keep a record. I am using Instagram and my blogs to record life at this time.

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      • animar64 15 Apr 2020 / 1:19 pm

        It’s all part of history- who knows who will run across it in the future and how they will take it in.


  2. Pelican1 15 Apr 2020 / 10:30 am

    I to have a category on my blog extraordinary situation. WordPress is very good too at organizing blog posts.


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