A MESSAGE FROM FR. RECTOR
Updated on: 03-05-2020
"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever" - John Keats, Endymion Book I
Covid-19 has incarcerated us all. For many it is a great agony. For some it is a welcome solitude. As I walk around the quadrangle of a 132 year old prison-like building and its surroundings, I see and hear many things which one comes across in a more natural surrounding such as a forest. In this powerful solitude I contemplate the mysteries of our Mother Earth. And I am drawn by a mid-day dream to enter an Earth with all the splendour of nature, except the Homo sapiens. The Heaven came down and glory filled the Earth. I wondered if it were La Belle Dame Sans Merci. I carry no sarcasm or irony. Oh, what an experience that was! A world without the humans! Beauty is reborn in nature and what a joy that is! A virgin Earth: a thing of beauty and a joy for ever. Not an Earth that has been vandalised and had gone to waste.
From the time the humans went indoors the animals, the reptiles and the birds have started returning to human habitations, perhaps their once-upon-a-time habitat. Many videos make rounds around the globe showing how these non-humans freely roam around on human grounds. I see the mouse move around and hear the twitter of the birds on trees. No mouse on pad or twitter on web do I see here. Our school at North Point is largely free of people due to the lockdown. But it has turned out to be a place of rejuvenation. This issue of The North Point Weekly gives you a glimpse of what has happened during your absence, dear North Pointers. We want to give you a taste of your school even in your absence at North Point. I believe, we can all say with John Keats,
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty, - that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know" - Ode on a Grecian Urn