Sometimes it is easy to feel one is left alone, bracing oneself for what will come, expecting (as the past had provided) nothing good.
One leans as far as one can into the wind, treacherously close to losing one’s footing and disappearing into the abyss.
If we could only get a truer perspective, that we are hardly alone. Of course we’ve known that all along, but we’ve wanted to step out and do something more than just hide in the crowd.
That’s so boring.
It makes one a little green
in the middle
of a lot of other green.
and never quite enough green to be completely independent. **
One is like all the rest of the world, only able to thrive and live well if one realizes that one is interdependent; one of many living in concert or at war, but living with many others and connected in too many ways.
There is much to encounter out there. Best to take it on, along with your own kind.
At least one can be kind.
For reference: kind is the best thing to be as a spouse, if one cannot be God.*
Independence is a myth, as destructive for people to pursue as dependence.
Interdependence is life; good or bad, we are interdependent.
So be at least kind.
* of course no one can be God. The original sin was to think and act as if one could. It is now the common sin, and not so original any more.
Quick Sermon Outline fits with this: see next Blog [above].
[** a few Canadians have missed: to Unitedstatesians green is the colour of money, as well the colour of trees, life, growth … all that intended.]