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Another day begins . . .
Thomas Merton: "It is enough to 'be' in an ordinary human mode with one's hunger and sleep, one's cold and warmth, rising and going to bed, putting on blankets and taking them off."
Evelyn Underhill: "We mostly spend (our) lives conjugating three verbs: to Want, to Have, and to Do. Craving, clutching and fussing, on the material, political, social, emotional, intellectual—even on the religious—plane, we are kept in perpetual unrest: forgetting that none of these verbs have any ultimate significance, except so far as they are transcended by and included in, the fundamental verb, to Be . . ."
Perhaps that's something living with COVID-19 can teach us: to just Be—seeing and recognizing and being content with another sunrise, another day, another chance to desire nothing more than to be in our ordinary human mode.