In the background of these two
loving fowl, one a rooster
there is a Hawk,
kept in a place
healing his wounds.
We wandered through
bird sanctuary to come across
kissing couple content on their perch.
As we looked through the netting
into the brooding hawk’s cage
we pondered his fate and
came to conclusion, as
It is best to be
as we view
and partner seemed
truly and happily paired.
Rather than a cockfight
maybe choose kindness and love.
Happy New Year, 2017!
(photo and thoughts
This is a letter from a famous
person in answer to someone else.
“North Brooklin, Maine
30 March 1973
Dear Mr. Nadeau,
As long as there is one upright man,
as long as there is one compassionate
woman, the contagion may spread and
the scene is not desolate. Hope is the
thing that is left to us, in a bad time.
I shall get up Sunday morning and
wind the clock, as a contribution to
order and steadfastness.
Sailors have an expression about the
weather: they say the weather is a
great bluffer. I guess the same is true
of our human society — things can look
dark, then a break shows in the clouds,
and all is changed, sometimes rather
suddenly. It is quite obvious that the
human race has made a queer mess
of life on this planet. But as a people we
probably harbor seeds of goodness that
have lain for a long time waiting to
sprout when the conditions are right.
Man’s curiosity, his relentlessness, his
inventiveness, his ingenuity have led
him into deep trouble. We can only hope
that these same traits will enable him
to claw his way out.
Hang on to your hat.
Hang on to your hope.
And wind the clock,
For tomorrow is another day.
(Author of Charlotte’s Web,
Stuart Little and co-author,
The Elements of Style.)
He died in 1985,
Words ring true
For our new year.