My friend Keira shared the haiku she wrote for our current situation. The arts have a therapeutic effect on us. Poetry in particular enables us to understand our human condition on a deeper level. Not to deny the ill effects of social isolation, if some of us emerge from this with a renewed creative outlet, it will be a silver lining for our clouded sanity. Perhaps the president should, like Winston Churchill during the blitz, learn to paint.
The Centre Does Not Hold
A hundred years ago, William Butler Yeats wrote an apocalyptic poem with the haunting lines: “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold…The best lack all