Does It Matter Now?

Does it really matter what I do, now? (I’ve always been the sort of person who believed deeply that it matters – deeply – how I behave, how I live my life.)

A person has to wonder now.


Facing what our species now faces.


But hey!

I didn’t have to wonder long.

Of course it still matters what I do, & how I do it


‘cos that’s what it means

to be human.


Everything matters.

Maybe it even matters more than ever!


It matters ‘cos we hold each other up.

We need each other

Maybe more than ever…



Quote for Today’: “Once you know the difference between right and wrong, you have lots fewer decisions to make.” – Joseph Campbell, quoted in the biography A Fire in the Mind – The Life of Joseph Campbell by Stephen and Robin Larsen (excellent read!!)

Bonus quotes:

“The secret cause of all suffering is mortality itself, which is the prime condition of life. It cannot be denied if life is to be affirmed…. The conquest of the fear of death is the recovery of life’s joy.” – Joseph Campbell, quoted in Broken Open – How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

** more JC quotes here

When asked “Why are we here?” Mark Vonnegut, son of the writer Kurt Vonnegut, said: “We are here to help each other through this, whatever this is.”