Thursday, July 17, 2014

Beauty and Horror

I spent the morning out on a boat, ostensibly fishing, though nothing was biting.
It was quite lovely.

On the way home I made the mistake of checking the headlines.
The airplane crash in Ukraine--this story just got more and more tragic and troubling as the day went on. So many people, no survivors. A missile? The first pictures of the wreckage. The uptick in the passenger count--babies in laps.

More news from Gaza, of Israeli forces moving in, and calling up more troops.

Ooof. I will admit that I needed to curl up in a ball for a while.

And yet the beauty of the morning still happened. And we still live in a world rich with possibilities for good and for love.

Now for all of us to uncover the possibilities and work toward them.

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