Primary among the purposes of the “ਕੋਰੋਨਾ ਕੁਨੈਕਸ਼ਨ” series is to help us use our time of separation as an opportunity for reflection.
As we dig beneath all of our assumptions and practices, the actual process of reflection itself becomes more vital to how we will heal our sick world. We have an opportunity now to think beyond modes of reflective inquiry as pedagogic process into the deeper sense of reflection that this video suggests to me.
“Stop” (A Letter from The Coronavirus) enjoins us, reminding of all the multiplicities of violence we have done to each other and to our planet. To stop that violence, let us also stop for a while, for the deeper reflection from which the healing will come, a slow and gentle process of reflecting on ourselves, our relationships to what is to be stopped and on the practices we have used in efforts to avoid or abate crises like this pandemic. Only with such stopping will we be truly prepared to engage in the kind of reflection required to plan the stopping of the destruction and to germinate that constructive form of reflection from which we can evolve a renewed world.
-Betty A. Reardon (April 2020)