"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Together Stronger

"Whatever there was, or is, of love, let it be obeyed."
"Syllables," Elizabeth Bishop

The board and members of the Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia extend deepest sympathies and offer profound condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the victims of the terrible tragedy that occurred in Nova Scotia on 18-19 April. Nova Scotia has been traumatized by this "incomprehensible" "senseless violence." The loss is beyond words and the grief is acute. In this time of covid-19, it will be hard not to be able to gather to mourn and honour all those who have died. But there will come a time when we can do so, once the pandemic crisis is past. The EBSNS also extends deepest sympathies to those Nova Scotians who have lost loved ones from covid-19. Violence and viruses do not define us -- our own actions do so, and Nova Scotians are coming together in creative ways, in spite of the required distancing, and are expressing such love and support for each other that one can still believe there is good in humanity. Today is also Earth Day. May we all see the beauty in the natural world around us and protect it, may it bring solace and inspiration in these dark and difficult times. Like these crocuses, we emerge out of the past and reach towards the light.
(Photo by Brenda Barry)

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