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A nun in Spain, Lucía Carmen de la Trinidad of the order of the Discalced Carmelites, recently wrote a poem related to the effects of coronavirus, that became an internet viral phenomenon.
The poem develops around a question: Will the Spring season dare to arrive to our desolated cities and towns? Or will it think that it has made a mistake and its arriving at the wrong time?
“Will she know that we are waiting for her when she doesn't see us, neither in the streets nor in the neighborhoods, when it doesn’t hear the old people walk in the park, or the always - happy bustle of kids playing?” Sister Lucia writes.
Well, the good news is that Spring knows and, despite it all, has arrived with its explosion of colors and glorious blue-skies.
This storm will pass. But, as the Financial Times explains, in the following article, “the choices we make now could change our lives for years to come” and nothing will be as before.
“Humankind will survive, most of us will still be alive — but we will inhabit a different world,” where, despite it all, Spring will always come with its message of hope.
Click HERE to read Yuval Noah Harari's article.