+ confessions of a red-headed stepchild: not much has changed

Monday, November 08, 2004

not much has changed

"How like a paradise the world would be, flourishing in joy and rest, if men would cheerfully conspire in affection, and helpfully contribute to each other's content: and how like a savage wilderness now it is, when, like wild beasts, they vex and persecute, worry and devour each other."

Isaac Barlow - 1683

I hope that as the government is alienating us, we can remember to look after and care for each other. I recently finished The Grapes of Wrath which is a reminder that people can not survive on their own, there is a constant need for community and we must give to others in an effort to create that community.

I am beginning to feel less devastated, and more hopeful that this re-election is not the end of the world, yet.