Aug. 21, 2022

The Antidote

These days I find myself oscillating madly between rage and despair. Rage at the stupidity of our species in its devouring of the planet and despair that it is too late. My default response is to dissociate remove myself into some sort of la la land, become the ostrich, excuse myself from the struggle on the grounds of age or this mess is the inheritance of the young. So I need some solid ground on which to stand so I don’t sink into the morass. One of these platforms is the present, the here and now, appreciation for what is before me, that counteracts the awfulness, a mindset that allows me to go on, to see what can be done in spite of everything. So here is a little snippet of observation captured recently. Read, enjoy, pass it on and give me some feedback.



22.08.2022 08:41

I think holding the vision of a better world helps make the world better.

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25.11 | 22:15

Grief is experience through the mundane. Simple but powerful. The accompanying image really compliments the poem.

07.11 | 11:14

Hi Peter,

A great observation! Social media can be a scary place... I also need to reduce my time there



06.11 | 16:24

A great one, Peter, in the context you describe. I don't read social media myself, I doubt my equilibrium could stand it. 'The balance of his mind disturbed' yes, I think it would be.

06.11 | 15:59

Yes, gossip is a weapon of mass destruction.

In my business as well as personal life I have zero tolerance.

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