R. Scott Peck started two books with verities that don’t lack evidence, “Life is Difficult; Life is Complicated.”
I think of that this morning. Okay, it’s easy to go off on the national USA leadership, particularly for the alleged comment about John McCain, “He’s going to die, anyway.”
If it weren’t true, there’d be a storming ruckus from the White House. That’s my surmise. So, if it was said, to refuse an apology is an indication of a value, a cultural reality. Why apologize; the statement is true, some tilt-to-the-right citizens bark. Yes, they bark in my mind.
I could rant and rave at the injustice of such a statement, of a perilous future looming ahead, in which day after day arrogance trumps [oops!] intelligence.
But I won’t. I won’t.
Rather, in considering the truths Peck provides, and it’s not academic as much as experienced, I go another way. Wish it weren’t a road less traveled. But it is.
I go with this link. With a police officer saving a life. Responding in the moment, doing what he could and then taking the infant, “Kingston”, to the hospital, where “King” was revived and will have a normal life.
Well, each has to define “normal.”
I do it this way: to not walk a talk that refuses to help others. So, when spontaneity jumps in, to not pay for the customer behind you. [Did that recently at a HEB grocery store, the man was grateful. As I left the store to my car a tap on my shoulder: the same man. “Sir, thanks. Gave me encouragement to pay for the lady behind me.”] A nice moment for everyone.
Don’t think “nice moments for everyone” happen enough. But, as Jessica Cox reminds me, my new and cherished friend with no arms, “I am enough and that’s my normal.”
So, on this Saturday, the eve of Mother’s Day [in the church it is the Festival of the Home], I want to live—and TRUST you do, too—to save lives…or at least act in a manner which if you look carefully enough to the one you help, you’ll see a twinkle. Yes. You will.
Here’s the link that impacts me today…as I live with carpe diem…or something like that.