Over time, at sometimes great pain to myself, I’ve come to realize that my greatest failing in life has also been my greatest strength. I’m an idealist! It’s an odd universal dichotomy in the human spirit that allows us all to finally see ourselves with an absolute sense of clarity once we find ourselves having fallen to ashes then forcing us to pick ourselves up again in order to rediscover our way.
I remember back when I was a young boy, living in central Massachusetts. Life back then seemed a lot simpler in its color, but it seems that every subsequent generation comes across with their own version of a similar observation to this theme in their own way. I can’t speak for other generations though. I can only speak for myself, and regarding the world today, well, it really does seem in quite a bit of a mess right now doesn’t it?
We wake each day and meet the sunshine covering our earth. As I go about my daily routine getting ready for the start of another day, I always stop to notice the birds at the feeder eating away, I usually see the squirrels and many of the other animals gathering what they require to meet their daily needs, and among it all, as many of you out there, I presume that if I tune into any form of the daily news broadcasts that yet again there will be some update of some other version of a story about another version of a war being fought somewhere, a struggle being waged against what is painted as being evil. How else can it all be interpreted really?
If you try even at the least to stay tuned to or to stay updated with our worldly events, it’s hard to cast any other tint upon its face.
While it seems to make sense in its own warped and obtuse way, none of it really makes any sense at all. War and struggle based upon schemes of belief? Death and murder propelled onto some landscape because someone’s belief is apart from your own? Trial of such a magnitude because politics have changed or don’t agree with someone else’s or because their skin color is different, or because their sexual orientation holds another value, or because some have the strength, or because they have the money and others don’t, and because they have the mass numbers of boots on the ground and the aircraft to respond?....
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