Wednesday, November 26, 2014

this is not a grand jury indictment

Moon Hollow Farms

One of my favorite things about Moon Hollow Farms is that you don't have TV. There is no fastest internet or media being blared through a hole somewhere. You may need to go to a particular spot to get better reception on your cell phone. It may scare you at first, how quiet it is and when you come back from there you may realize you missed something. Everyone else in the world knew about the Michael Brown verdict before you.

But that didn't change it. It didn't change the fact that a city tried to burn itself down in 2014 right around the holidays and hate and anger and we learned this a long time ago and it applies to everyone of us:

"Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."  Buddha

But listen. I understand the need for people to shout in our faces that we are separate and different. Think how powerful we would be if we came together, if we connected. No, fighting amongst ourselves benefits governments and people. It increases our economies, puts our soldiers and construction crews and journalists and emergency personnel and police and Jesse Jackson and even writers I like to read to work. Don't worry. We'll still be able to trade money for goods.

We had soldiers die in Afghanistan. (you may have missed the report on November 24th)
Fifty people were killed and someone is saying local police should be strengthened.

This is not as good as it gets, people. We (all of us) are better than this.
I know this for a fact because I've seen it in us.

Today I am grateful for the quiet of Moon Hollow Farms, that there are people of this world who were there last night to help my Dad, and my family will be introduced to even more brilliant, talented people in this world who will now help him get better.


grannie said...

well said. there are some good people in this world, and your dad (my Brother is one of them). proud of you and know that you are loved by so many. aunt sue

Shea Goff said...

;) Love you too, Aunt Sue.