Thursday, March 3, 2022
Moments in time don’t have to rhyme – they need to be sublime, those moments in time.
We need to be awake to see them, but most of us are awake.
Still, most of the day we spend being busy while we entirely miss, avoid, or deny those moments worthy of longer pauses, thinking long enough to know they are significant teachable moments or disguised opportunities and to derive their benefit in any helpful way before they spin off into nothingness.
This morning, aren’t we lucky?
Lucky we don’t live in a war zone. Lucky we don’t live in a land of conflict and terror where the bullet, bomb or missile screaming through the air might have our name and address on it – nothing anyone can do about that. Or can they? Some are running. Some are hiding. Some are standing up with great courage – they are fighting for their land and freedom. But the ground they stand on isn’t going anywhere – so they are fighting over control of the land. Yes, yes, I understand it’s about ideology too, but from a distance, it looks like an egomaniacal land grab, the seizure of assets rich in agriculture and minerals, for Russia. Putin, it seems, has made a significant miscalculation about the resolve and resiliency of 44 million shaken and stirred Ukrainians who will not be intimidated by 200,000 troops crossing their borders.
Yes, there will be bloodshed on both sides, incalculable person and property damage, and lessons learned in time from historical accounts.
Until those battles are over, the world will tilt, and carnage headlines will take over where the pandemic left off.