PCN Newsletter 18th June 2020
The World Post Covid PCN members have been sharing their hopes for our world and our society after we have come through this current pandemic. I have already highlighted two issues which have been raised – the attraction of a universal basic income and the need to value much more the key workers in our country, be it in hospitals and care homes, our supermarket staff, office cleaners, refuse collectors and many others.
Just once in a while along life’s bumpy road, something happens to lighten our load. It’s often hard to describe but things click into place; it’s as though there’s a oneness as with nature we embrace. All that is separated for a while is whole. There’s a kind of harmony deep in one’s soul. Is it just imagination or is it something real? Is one just dreaming or is it a genuine feel? It’s like a burst of beauty filling one’s heart with joy. It’s like a child opening a gift and finding a new toy It’s like Laudate Dominum sending tingles down one’s spine. It’s like a pair of lovers in raptures divine. It’s like hearing the dawn chorus at the start of a new day. It’s like dappled shade through a tree-lined way. It’s like the God in me meeting the God in you. It’s like receiving a message that finally gets through. The oneness is elemental coming from deep down inside; an outpouring of spirit with nowhere to hide. As the sun shines so brightly on the beauty all around, the earth seems filled with the most wonderful sound. For a short while at least, as we trudge on life’s way, we taste the divine love such we want it to stay. 6th June 2020 76 years to the day since my father, as a 19 year old soldier, stepped out onto the beaches of Normandy as part of the D-Day landings. This poem is dedicated to all the brave souls who shared a vision of a better world. Occasionally, we get a glimpse of that world; of a oneness that defies language and all attempts at explanation. It just is. Grenville Gilbert