On January 11, 2020 a 61-year-old man from Wuhan, China became the first reported casualty of coronavirus. Since then this lethal disease has infected more than 50 million people worldwide and killed more than 1 million.

Who among us is not mourning something?
A loved one who has died, a job lost, high school graduation cancelled, family members separated.
Dreams are deferred, and friends can’t embrace at a time of grief.

It is time to mourn the dead and all we have lost to this disease.

Radical Joy for Hard Times declares Sunday, January 10, 2021 a

GLOBAL DAY OF MOURNING

Trebbe Johnson
Trebbe JohnsonFounder
Trebbe is the author of The World Is a Waiting Lover and 101 Ways to Make Guerrilla Beauty. Her new book, Radical Joy for Hard Times: Finding Meaning and Making Beauty, will be published in Fall 2018 by North Atlantic Books. Her articles about people’s emotional and spiritual relationship with nature have appeared in Orion, Sierra, Ecopsychology, The Ecologist, The Nation, Harper’s and other magazines. She lives with her husband, Andrew Gardner, in rural northeastern Pennsylvania, a region currently under exploitation by natural gas companies.

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