Publisher Notes: May/June 2020

Rumi, a 13th century poet and philosopher, once said, “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

A couple of months ago life was different for all of us. Here at Augusta Magazine, we were getting ready for the April issue to debut and steadily working on editorial and advertising for future issues. Then everything changed. An unknown virus began its reign of terror forever changing not only our lives, but the world.

Most of us were banished to our homes, relying on daily briefings from government and health officials on the growing death toll and unemployment rate. Many of us suddenly found ourselves in a new role as teacher for our children.

In a devastating time for our world, kindness and love has prevailed. I don’t know about you, but I needed this time. Time to evaluate my life, to regain perspective on what is important.

Looking ahead, this virus certainly has changed the way we conduct our daily lives going forward. As we slowly emerge from our respective quarantines and acclimate to our new “normal” it is my hope that we are stronger and kinder as a community. We take the time in our daily lives to help one another, spend more time with our children and find a few minutes every day to just be quiet. I honestly believe it is then we will begin to see what we can truly become.

Until July, 



This article appears in the May/June 2020 issue of Augusta Magazine.

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