“Nameless One of Many Names,
Spirit of Life, and Love,
In whom we live, move, breathe, and have our being.
We are mindful of these times in which we live.
Uncertainty, anxiety, and fear are present among us
As we listen to and care for one another in these days.
We are connected across time and space
Connected by invisible droplets that have come to instruct us,
Bringing vivid, real-time, illustration of how much we need one another
Connected across race, religion, nationality, political persuasion
Connected across age, gender, sexual orientation, and economic status
Connected across all the reasons we separate and divide
Connected by our humanness and our fragility
Connected by our need for connection, for love, for safety
Connected by our need for access to healthcare and food,
a place to lay our heads at night
Connected by our need for hope, for kindness, for compassion and joy
May we take the lessons offered in this time and place
With us as we navigate our way
May we remember in the days and years to come that
Truly - we need each other to survive.”
[Cindy Terlazzo, adapted]