From a dear Italian friend
Seen on social media recently:
“We fell asleep in one world, and we woke up in another.
Suddenly Disney is out of magic,
Paris is no longer romantic,
New York no longer stands up
the Chinese wall is no longer a fortress,
and Mecca is empty.
Hugs and kisses suddenly become weapons, and not visiting parents
and friends becomes an act of love.
Suddenly you realize the power, the beauty and the money have no val-
ue and they can't take the oxygen you are fighting for.
The world continues its life and it is beautiful. It only puts humans in
cages. I think he is sending us a message:
"You are not necessary.
The air, the earth, the water and the sky are fine without you.
When you return, remember that you are my guest.
Not my masters. "'
Contributions Wanted: All readers are invited to contribute articles
about things done during these strange times - photographs taken,
jokes heard or made up, poetry written, pictures of drawings or
paintings done, prayers written, art or craft made, exciting and posi-
tive news received, and whatever else might be appropriate. Like-
wise, we would love to have material to put on the St Margaret’s
Website (or our new YouTube channel). If you are both talented and
clever enough to create and send sound recordings or videos of
yourself playing an appropriate piece of music on an instrument, re-
citing a poem, singing a hymn or some other wonderful song, per-
forming a favourite piece, or whatever, then that would be marvel-
lous. Many thanks to Keith Baker, Don Erickson, Jeff Bishop and
John Goss for their varied contributions for this issue. The deadline
for material for the next issue is 15 May 2020, with that issue being
published on 22 May. Material should be provided to the editor Bri-
an Rope or to Lynda at the church office.
St Margaret’s News