“In a dark time, the eye begins to see.”Theodore Roethke
One of the hardest skills to develop is the ability to see the world from different perspectives. This skill is especially difficult during crises like the Coronavirus where all around us we see despair, social dislocation and loneliness. Everything tells us to lose hope. It is during these hard times, however, that we have fresh opportunities to see differently in ways that can improve our mental health.
According to American poet Theodore Roethke, when we are going through hard times we actually have an opportunity to see the world from a new, clearer perspective.
Reality is brutal sometimes and the world is a cruel place. Sometimes it’s too dark to see.
How do we know when to have hope?
In teaching essay writing it is a good idea to look at great modern essays; one being Rebecca Solnit’s “Woolf’s Darkness: Embracing the Inexplicable,” which first appeared in the New Yorker on ...