Thought provoking . .

A colleague shared this yesterday at a meeting I attended. It was riveting and  set me to reflect on how we live on the small blue marble, called earth. Be well, Bill

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/2997038″>If the world had 100 people in it.</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user779286″>John Chow</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Having Come This Far

“I’ve been through what my through was to be
I did what I could and couldn’t
I was never sure how I would get there

I nourished an ardor for thresholds
for stepping stones and for ladders
I discovered detour and ditch

I swam in the high tides of greed
I built sandcastles to house my dreams
I survived the sunburns of love

No longer do I hunt for targets
I’ve climbed all the summits I need to
and I’ve eaten my share of lotus

Now I give praise and thanks
for what could not be avoided
and for every foolhardy choice

I cherish my wounds and their cures
and the sweet enervations of bliss
My book is an open life

I wave goodbye to the absolutes
and send my regards to infinity
I’d rather be blithe than correct

Until something transcendent turns up
I splash in my poetry puddle
and try to keep God amused.”

~ James Broughton