I can understand why people would decide to keep watching the news to a minimum. I know a lot of people who do that. Most are just fed up to the back teeth with the hopeless situation we’re in. Some believe that counting their blessings and taking the time to smell the flowers is much healthier. They also hope it could have a positive effect on others.
Writing that, I had this mental image of my friends walking single-file in blissful meditation, through a green meadow full of lovely flowers. And all around them bombs are exploding, people are shooting and stabbing each other and tanks are rolling past making that screechy noise they make.
It would be lovely to be able to see only the blue sky and the green trees. Unfortunately, the sound of violence is louder than the sweet singing of the birds.
Wednesday, October 02, 2002