Tuesday, August 20, 2013


1000 people killed in Egypt; 100,000 killed in Syria; 40 or 60 or 100 killed in Iraq or Pakistan in a day.   The military takes over from the Islamists or the Islamists take over from the terrorists or vice versa.  And my reaction?Turn off the radio.  I am fleetingly sorry that people in various places and in various circumstances lead horrible lives.  But I just don't want to listen to it. Is that sticking my head in the sand? So be it.  

I have supper to cook, a garden to weed, books to read, a house to keep, and budget to live within.  I feed the birds and squirrels and raccoons. I give to my church and its various good deeds. I try to be kind to the people I live with and come in contact with. I reduce, reuse, and recycle. And that's about it for my making the world a better place.  


Rambling Woods said...

It is horrible what is happening and all the horror is hard to take. Since my cancer this year, I am trying not to internalize all the sadness...Michelle

Florence said...

Sometimes I get mentally paralyzed by it all and just have to look away!!
I am a fairly new reader of your beautiful blog and hope your cancer is being successfully treated. Sending you peaceful, healing thoughts!