Jan 142016
 

The things that truly matter:

We must not lose focus on them;

Compassion, loyalty,

 

meaningful work, creativity

Taking good care of mind and body

considering the fate of the cosmos

 

Exposing oneself to music and nature

sharing your creativity with others

 

It is so easy to get distracted

by noise, cars whizzing by on Route 25

Sirens waiting, motors revved up

 

shouting from the project

across the street.  You wonder

if a child is being hurt

 

bills, and dunning letters and harrassing phone calls

though of course we myst strivce to m pay off mour debts

 

The state of America and the world

too much schism and acrimory

 

too much emphasis on material possessions

Too much emphasis on trying to out supoerior

and make someone else small

 

too much manipulation, too little straight talk

too little really hoinest sharing

 

Focing on the things that matter

vital for everyone to pitch in

ikn this time of travail