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This week marked some emotional milestones. Millions around the world celebrated with those who gathered at the George Floyd Square memorial site in Minneapolis on April 20 after a jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of George Floyd’s murder. The world watched the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic as India became the global hotspot with the world’s highest numbers of daily new infections totaling more than one million in the past 3 days. The good news is that Isreal for the first time in ten months recorded no new COVID-19 daily deaths. About 58% of Israelis and more than 5 million people have gotten both vaccination shots.

Writer Donna Ashworth from Scotland, penned a poem earlier in the year about the collective quiet felt by the lockdowns. The poem, entitled You’re Not Imagining It… went viral and can be found on her website. A passage is below.

It’s not you.

It’s everyone.

We are spent.

We have nothing left to say.

We are tired of saying ‘I miss you’ and ‘I cant wait for this to end’.

So we mostly say nothing, put our heads down and get through each day.

Stay safe. Stay sane. Wear a mask.


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