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A selection of April poems, thoughts, reflection and hopes by my guest editor Anne Mofid
‘Heaven is my father and earth is my mother,
and I, a small child, find myself placed intimately between them.
What fills the universe I regard as my body;
what directs the universe I regard as my nature.
All people are my brothers and sisters; all things are my companions.’- Zhang Zai (1020–1077)
Dear GCGI Family,
After a long, hard winter, the sights, sounds and scents of spring will come as a welcome relief for many people. Furthermore, the return of the vernal equinox and the associated longer days, more light and warmer weather, as well as the Covid-19 vaccination in many parts of the world, comes a renewed sense of hope and optimism. As the Sun's centre passes over the equator, we are reminded that we are part of a great cosmic dance. That, as astronomer Carl Sagan put it, "we are all stardust".