photo by grassrootsmsw
"The Gap Fire"
Goleta, CA 2008
“We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness....”
Thich Nhat Hanh
It always amazes me that it often requires a large scale disaster, to bring people together...911, Katrina, fires, floods, earthquakes...why do we wait to hold, honor, and stand united until there is catastrophe?
We are all here on this place, we call Earth...we all experience moments of joy, loss, heart ache, love, and everything in between. Owning our individuality is important, but holding on to our "separateness" can divide us.
Coexist...can we? Regardless of our individualness? I think each of us can...I think each of us should...with or without disaster. Connectedness and understanding, is, after all, the innate need of all human beings.'
Coexisting, with compassion and openness, to all that is known and known...I dare everyone to just try.