I want to share light

But it gets harder each day

It gets harder to wake in the morning to a world in which you want to do good

…In which you know joy matters

…In which you hope that right action does something

…In which you feel that good deeds have a ripple effect

…In which you believe that truth means integrity

…In which you care that integrity carries weight

I’m not gay

…but those closest to me are

I’m not muslim

…but friends and colleagues are

I don’t have an accent

…Or different-coloured skin

…Or a misshapen body

…Or live on the street

…Or write in a different alphabet

Nor have I fled from a place worse than where I am

But somehow being human is not quite enough anymore

Somehow the whitewashed, dumbed-down reality shows have pervaded

Somehow the video games and virtual reality warzones have saturated our subconscious

Somehow the surreal has become the new reality

Somehow we’ve sold out our very moral fiber in exchange for an even larger big-screen TV

And in this, we’ve become numb and inured to massive trauma

And heartache is a constant at breakfast

And loss of faith in humanity is prevalent

While hope for salvation is placed in a man-made god

And prospects for a country’s future are traded behind closed board room doors

#integritycounts #humanityforbreakfast #lovewins #knowledgematters #ignoranceisnotbliss #lessstuffmorehumanity

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Instructional Designer, writer, photographer, wanderer, reluctant but sometimes sparkly introvert, curious one, believer in magic. http://lesliwoodruff.com

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