From Kandra Niagara from her friend Nan Hall LInke:I found a most interesting article on the relationship of the god Pan and the words pandemic, panic and pandora that I think you may find interesting. The word pandemic comes from the Greek word pandemos, translated as all the people. It was first used in the 17th century reminding us that we are all the same, all on the same journey, and all susceptible to the same forces. Obviously 2020 is the final exam for this concept. The god Pan lent his name to the word panic, a state of fear and anxiety that people experienced when he was present. Pan was a symbol of the primal energy of nature in all of its beauty and savagery, and a reminder that the natural world rules. Pandemics return us to the reality of nature: as we stay at home air pollution is decreasing, birds are singing and we have the opportunity to return to quiet and stillness and the reality that we cannot control the natural world. I am reminded of the term in most contracts that excludes Force Majeure from liability. We are there now for sure. There is another goddess with a similar name, Pandora, which means remedy, a panacea or a cure all. Her symbol reminds us that creativity is the child of chaos so pay attention to the amazing cures which come from this pandemic.