Every person on this globe is searching for someplace…
…where worries melt away with each new breath…
…where every view brings a memory and a smile.
In our dreams we know how to find it…
…that place we yearn for…
…that place called ‘home’…
With or without the wind
With or without our choosing
With or without our noticing
They scatter – propagate –grow
If/when they find the right soil
They become another of what was once only here
Each smile we show, each curse we spit, can scatter like seeds
We can’t see the impact our wake has on the world
Who we are, and how we deal with today, makes ripples into reality
Choose what you want to grow
I think I’ve figured it out. I’m referring to the BIG question:
Why are we here?
Why are we stumbling along, trying to find our way through the maze that is this existence?
What is our purpose here?
I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, and this is what I’ve come up with:
…We’re here to make it better for those that follow…
From where I’m sitting, that makes more sense than anything else I’ve heard. All the other reasons seem so egocentric or short-sighted. So, my next question to myself is:
…what have I done today to make tomorrow better for the children-yet-to-come? Will the world be a better place tomorrow because of what I’ve done today?
…hummm, I think I have a bit more work to do…
“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only what you are expecting to give — which is everything…You give because you love and cannot help giving.”
…so said the woman who epitomized the ‘modern woman’ of the 20th Century. Katherine Hepburn, one of the most recognizable actresses of her day, was “outspoken, assertive, athletic, and wore trousers before it was fashionable for women to do so”. She “refused to conform to societal expectations of women”, and yet she so loved a man that she was willing to change who she was, in order to please him. She was a study in contradictions. The above quote was in reference to her love for fellow actor, Spencer Tracy…but I think I will end with a different Katherine Hepburn quote:
“Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”
This beautiful world of ours is like a 3-D puzzle.
The myriad of pieces all fit together to form the most amazing creation.
But when you start losing pieces, start creating holes in the fabric, you begin to weaken the integrity of the whole.
You can only lose so many pieces before the structure collapses.
…we are losing more pieces to our beautiful puzzle: the red wolf, the Florida panther, the honey bee are all disappearing…they’re goin’ the way of the dodo bird.
What will happen to our world when enough pieces disappear?