Friday, March 11, 2011
what can be
life is here,
Poem ©2011 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo of Japanese earthquake damage from Associated Press, March 10, 2011.
Earthquakes occur daily. Every year we witness
disasters, death and destruction. We give each
event our rubber band attention span, then move
on with our lives. I'm grateful to be where I am.
With each event of world magnitude we should
journey the Earth with humility and trepidation.
Ultimately, the NFL lockout, jumping
hoops over rows of cars, LiLo's drug snorting,
and Charlie's twitter, are utterly meaningless.
Giving our attention to our own families, our
communities, and what aid and comfort we
can to the larger world community will anchor
us to the Earth no matter what tomorrow offers.