A Portent for These Times — Daniel Defoe’s “Journal of a Plague Year”…

“This too shall pass.”
“This too shall pass.”
Title Page of the Original Edition in 1722

What Does It Mean to Feel Afraid?

Only by facing into the fear, do we begin to consider a way to be free of it.

What is also a truth is the realization that all things do pass. What frightens us eventually stops. The world needs our hope, not our despair, to rally and reshape itself.

EXCERPT — Daniel Defoe’s Account of the Plague Year

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Storyteller and dreamer. I write about the English language, being human, the magic of life, and metaphysics. www.regina-clarke.com

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