December 22, 2012

Endings and Beginnings...Dark and Light

Winter solstice sunset, 2012
Winter Solstice 2012...the ending marks a new beginning. While many have smugly asserted that the apocalypse didn't come this year, I wonder if the survivors of Hurricane Sandy and Sandy Hook and of this summers heat, drought, and fires would fully agree. And for those mocking the notion that this day might bring a dawning of a more compassionate and enlightened existence, look again at our remarkable response both to help and support the victims of these tragedies and to thoughtfully reassess our long-held perspectives and courses of action...especially around the core issue of climate change and now gun violence and the languishing state of our country's mental health care priorities.

We hold the delicate fabric of this living, breathing, deeply interconnected world in our hands and can determine by our incremental choices and actions whether we will collectively transcend or perish. So then, we can be grateful that we're still here, each and every day, and with clear minds and generous hearts resolve to take care!

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