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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Stopping a Runaway Train
In the face of what's happening in the world, words seem inadequate. I'm trying not to be mesmerized by what appears to be an ongoing and burgeoning tragedy. So, on a brief note, the deer and turkeys continue to come into my yard twice a day, early morning and late afternoon. I can almost set my clock by the turkeys. It's a nice antidote to the belief in calamity, the bewilderment at how life can appear to turn on a dime.
It's a bumpy road to change. Sometimes very bumpy. We are in the process of creating the world we want to see and experience. Difficult though it is to see right now, great good is unfolding. I have no doubt about it. It isn't easy, stopping a runaway train.
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It's amazing, isn't it? The parallels between man and nature; both can be so very destructive, and yet in their own way are also terribly fragile. I'm glad you share pictures of your soothing and gentle nature friends with us. :)ReplyDelete
I love the amazing predictability of nature. To me it offers such comfort.ReplyDelete
Given that humans are a creation of nature it is incredible to see watch how this has all taken place. Even run away trains come to the end of the line, let's hope its soon, very soon.ReplyDelete
I think we need to live deliberately, make sure we see the goodness that there is around us.ReplyDelete
I really liked this...while nature can be very predicatable, it can also be very unstable which does mirror humanity!
I'm not able to watch a great deal of the news because it is so heart-breaking; just the human tragedy; it's hard to stomach.
Today we worked for six hours on a Habitat for Humanity house in Lafayette, Louisiana. We made a small but positive difference in the world. For today, that is enough.ReplyDelete
I think some days are best left to relishing in the predictability of nature rather than the unpredictability of it; spring is coming, birds are singing, buds are bursting forth and tomorrow is a new day, I am trying to stay positive in the face of happenings around and about me.ReplyDelete
There's so much suffering in the world right now ~ it breaks the heart. Nature is a powerful destroyer and healer.ReplyDelete
Sending you hugs today Teresa!
Thank you, Everyone, for reading and commenting.ReplyDelete
I agree that it is difficult to fathom the calamity in Japan, which has knocked the other news right off the front page. But it is still chaos in Libya and other parts of the Middle East.ReplyDelete
I am so fortunate to have my blogging friends to commiserate with, it makes me feel better to have company in heartache.
I think a positive spirit can help enrich our world.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jan. I like being able to have a conversation around the things that matter to all of us. I hope you're having a good week.ReplyDelete
Steve, A positive attitude is Everything. Some days are easier than others. Practice makes Perfect.
It's comforting that your turkeys and the deer are going about their eating habits as usual. They're the smart cookies in the world.ReplyDelete
I almost choked on my oatmeal this morning when I read your comment on my blog as to my veggie art being a step up from arranging cleaning products.!!!!! Too funny (but true).
Thanks for that little bit of humor. Makes my day.
Love and peace
Manzanita, It's a good thing spring is just around the corner. :)ReplyDelete