Now and Then Magazine

An Independant regional magazine that is circulated into 78,000 selected homes

Latest Edition: Coronavirus special

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Peter Cook

the editor

“A message from the Editor of Now&Then

We’ll meet again
Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again
some sunny day
Keep smiling through
Just like you always do
‘Till the blue skies
drive the dark clouds far away.”

The Vera Lynn favourite wartime song is once more very appropriate. As in 1939 we have been thrust into a war, but this time against an invisible enemy. Already there have been massive casualties and many more can be expected.
Ironically in our April edition we had planned for a major feature on the 75th anniversary of VE Day showing the nation in celebratory mood. Let’s hope that soon we will be able to cheer the end of this conflict.
Our magazine comes freely to you by dedicated distributors who pop it through your letterbox, but under Government guidelines this is no longer possible at this time. N&T also depends on advertising to cover its costs, and in the present climate there is little point in advertising. So with libraries closed, and our distributors in lockdown our magazine will cease to publish until this emergency is over.
Meanwhile I would like to thank all our advertisers, readers and contributors for their help and understanding.
Keep safe; together we can beat this crisis as we did 75 years ago.
Finally let me share with you this piece that a readers sent to me by one of our readers:
“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed”.

Peter Cook – Editor-in-Chief