On this traditionally wordless day at Matilda, may I suggest that today we use our words. And use them kindly.
Forget the anger. It buys nothing worth having.
No stamping of feet, no pointing of fingers… no giving the anger-mongers more fuel.
Instead, let’s think of what we can do as individuals, as communities—let’s come together, even as the anger-mongers continue to flail about.
The bottom of the barrel isn’t always the worst thing… it’s often a necessary place to be so that we wake up, say enough, and begin to create the change we want to see. To be that proverbial change we want to see.
So despite the forever angry-ness of some… and maybe because of the barrel’s bottom in our faces… let’s move forward rather than be discouraged… and let’s do it with the simplicity of kindness as our guide and our goal.
That’s all, just kindness. Pockets of kindness in the giant madness.
If only so we can breathe.
It’s a novel idea, I know. Sappy and impossible some will say.
What can it hurt?
It’s a start.
Spread the word.
Other (not always) wordless friends:
14 thoughts on “words”
Thanks to you to, Naomi. I suspect kindness is your thing already.
That is beautiful Carin. Thank you indeed!
I love the photos in this, and the words. It made me think of Simone de Beauvoir: “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.”
In The Coming of Age.
Love this. Thank you so much.
This just came up on my “one year memory” – as fitting as ever. Thank you.