“Now is the Time to be Slow”

“Now is the time to be slow,” wrote the poet John O’Donohue.

And there’s no doubt about that. As the first frenetic weeks of lockdown and lock-in turn seriously into the long haul (for who knows how long), the pace should necessarily slow.

And in that slowing is the invitation to consider who and what we want to become on the other side.

We don’t know when we’ll get there, but it’s a good bet we’ll be plenty busy when we do — too busy, in all likelihood, to contemplate and decide then what we ought to be contemplating and deciding now.