I’ve been reflecting upon John Donne’s “Meditation 17” quite a bit lately, so I thought I’d portions of it with you. John Donne was an English poet living in the late 1500s-early 1600s. From my understanding, the church bells were rung upon someone’s illness or death. His “Meditation 17” is mentioned by both Ernest Hemingway and Metallica. I’m changing some of the language to reflect inclusive language.