Dear CTK community
As we come to the end of another week of Lockdown, we thought it would be nice to finish with a reflection.
Ms Reid has passed on this poem that was written in 1869 by Kathleen O’Mara, but reprinted during the 1919 Spanish Flu Pandemic. Like then, may we all experience a time of healing.
Stay safe and be kind.
And people stayed at home
And read books
And listened
And they rested
And did exercises
And made art and played
And learned new ways of being
And stopped and listened
More deeply
Someone meditated, someone prayed
Someone met their shadow
And people began to think differently
And people healed.
And in the absence of people who
Lived in ignorant ways
Dangerous, meaningless and heartless,
The earth also began to heal
And when the danger ended and
People found themselves
They grieved for the dead
And made new choices
And dreamed of new visions
And created new ways of living
And completely healed the earth
Just as they were healed.
Reprinted during Spanish flu
Pandemic, 1919
Photo taken during Spanish flu

Your cultural challenge for today is to explore the use of colour and shape in artworks on the Tate website. As you read, carefully view the art and consider the questions:

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