White-out

<Nov. 25/15.> I’m wondering if some of us feel a little as though maybe somebody somewhere spilled (or tried to spill) a big pail of white-out on us.

Tried to cover us up

Forget about us

Obliterate us?

 

We’re inconvenient

Small

Insignificant

We don’t matter to them

& to Them (with a capital T)

 

Actually, I think we are legion!

I think there must be soooo many of us with white-out all over us

 

Maybe it’s all of us?

But let’s not go overboard here.

 

It is personal

& it is political

very very political

 

but it’s also kinda late in the game, hmmm?

 

I just gave 3 bucks to a guy who probably feels invisible a lot of the time

I was kind

I stopped

listened

dug into my wallet

 

But it’s clear it wasn’t just money he was after

 

He wanted to stop being invisible

For a moment or two

I expect the white-out just about chokes him, most days

 

I’m invisible too

In certain, uh, circumstances

At certain times

 

Not gonna lie, I find this hard

It hurts!

It sucks, really sucks, you know?

 

I know it’s too late now

To rescue a future

For this messy destructive species of ours

 

But we do still have today

We woke up

Got out of bed

 

The sun is shining!

:) :) :) :)

 

We’re still here

 

Let’s not be invisible

Or ask anyone else to be, either

 

No more white-out!

 

 

‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “In helping others we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.” – Flora Edwards

 “A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” – Henrik Ibsen

 “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

 “Nothing is more powerful than an individual acting out of his conscience, thus helping to bring the collective conscience to life.” ~ Norman Cousins

 “What a big gap there is between advice and help.” – Source unknown

 “It is one of the beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely help another without helping himself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson