Monday, January 26, 2015

Can't be Contained.

I think we underestimate
the power we have
in this world.

Every couple
who becomes a couple
adds to the net joy
of this world.

It's easiest to feel
at the local level,
but it affects
the whole world.

Someone a few continents away
is smiling bigger
because you held a boy's hand.
And someone nearby
is watching
and is glad.
The joy of building
and of kindness
can't be contained, can it?
.
.
.
So it follows
that every couple
who breaks up
adds to the net sorrow
of this world.

It's easiest to feel
at the local level,
but it affects
the whole world.

Someone a few continents away
is hanging his head
because you only walk
with your hands in your pockets now.
And someone nearby
is watching
and is devastated.
The sorrow of entropy
and of undoing
can't be contained, can it?
.
.
.
We should all stop pretending
that other people
can't hurt us
if we don't let them in close.

We can all hurt one another
at any time.

It has to be that way
for us to be human.

Saul Steinberg, "Kiss"




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