Across the utter and unspeakable vastness of space
Across the everywhere of place.
Take a glance.
I know we buzz as busily as a bee
With little time to contemplate eternity.
But take a glimpse every now and then,
You might be shocked at what you see.
Look beyond the daily grind
And you will find
Millions of kinds of minds
Of creatures large and small
And that’s not all!
They are dancing each and every one!
In that great and magic dance of life!
On and on the music goes.
On and on the rhythm flows.
On and on the mystery grows.
Just because our own brief turn will end at last.
That doesn’t end that endless dance divine!
No matter how you moan; no matter how you whine,
The earth will sing and spin even when your life has passed
Just take a little peek and you at last will see
You change, you morph, you flash.
But, regardless of your cash
You won’t outlast infinity;
You won’t outwit eternity.
Don’t plot & scheme to check & slay and fight & clash.
No, help our cousins on this great green spaceship earth.
Help make this dance more graceful, fine, & filled with mirth.
You can dance your dance without destroying
You can do your thing without annoying.
You have a million ways to thrill
Why pick out one instead to kill?
The sun is sinking red and low
The wind begins to blow and flow
Into the pines who dance with love
Inviting air and water, dirt and sun,
To join her in her laughing life-long dance
“You too can join in all the fun!
Become a part of me and you’ll have won!”
Take the time to take a glance.
The ordinary world we live in is
Extraordinary in every single way!
Every molecule of it sings.
Every moment has its million miracles!
Take the hands on either side.
Across the world, the world is wide.
We’re divided just as far as we’ve decided we can be.
This division shows a silly decision;
Not an ever-fixed reality.
When we see the truth,
We will have won.
Is that we’re one.
Essays on America try to make sense of current politics in America though many of the issues extend beyond American borders.
Here’s a link, e.g., to an essay about how it can be hard to change your mind.
The Myths of the Veritas is a fictional series that explores leadership, ethics, and empathy in another time and place. Our tale begins as the leader/shaman of the Veritas tribe seeks an eventual successor so she devises a series of increasingly difficult trials that mainly test empathy.
(A series of tales that features ethical, empathic, & effective leadership in times of crisis and uncertainty. Our tale begins as the leader of the Veritas seeks an eventual successor so she devises a series of seven trials that mainly test empathy.)
“Try the truth! Try the truth! Forsooth, forsooth I clearly say and loudly state: All those lies — just let them abate. Try the truth and you might find, The truth is good for heart and mind!”
“Go away you pesky fools, Your real news hurts my orange head! You count each death as really dead! I like to fudge a bit instead! Lies and cruelty are my tools! I mix them up with bogus rules.”
“Would you try the truth today? Would you taste the truth this day? Tell the truth — just this once. Try it Trump and you may see Lies are for the cowardly. Lies are for the little runts. Heroes take the truthful way.”
“I do not like the truth at all! I would not tell it at a ball! I would not tell it on a call! I would not tell it to a doll! I do not like the truth at all! It makes my teeny hands go itchy. It makes my suck-lips go all twitchy. I do not like the truth at all!”
“But try it once and you’ll discover The truth means there’s no Cover- Up and Down and Left and Right, Let it all come out in shining Light! You’ll be part of something great! No need more to exaggerate.”
“I do so hate the truth at dawn. I do so hate the truth at dusk. I hoard the corn and tout the husk. I flash my flab as though it’s brawn. I tell them all I’m as smart as a whip. And fly on a magic crystal sailing ship.”
“Yet, if you’d try the truth you might well see That truth, my friend, would set you free! Sharing truth allows humanity To cure disease and mount the moon! Without the truth, no-one learns. Without the truth, everything burns.”
“I hate the truth since I was born! Give others husk; I’ll gorge on corn! Give others poo while I watch porn! Steal their wealth and kids with lies! Rape the kids! A sweet surprise! I believe Putin; not our own spies.”
“Try the truth! For just for one hour. You’ll find it’ll cure your cowardly cower. You’ll find that you can learn from errors; Improve; get better; leave more for your heirs.”
“More? You’re nuts! That wouldn’t be wise! My wealth is based entirely on lies! I’ve never worked! No a day in my life. Just ask my wife or my wife or my wife.”
“Well Mr. Trump, if you won’t try the true, You’ll be out of a job; even Pu- Tin can’t rig the entire election. Lies will spoil your climb to power! Lies will ruin not only the garish Trump Tower, But even the teeniest shroom of erection.”