["The earth rests in outstretched hands"
the other day
what it is
whatever one can,
to try to ease
of the suffering.
That it isn't
It isn't even
- or only -
That really resonated with me, given the inequities and degrees of suffering all over this planet.
Justice. That word also brings a smile, as it reminds me of the time my grandkids were having supper at my place when the youngest was around seven years old. I was proudly wearing my Amnesty International t-shirt, which said "A Cry for Justice" on the front.
I noticed him looking at me wonderingly for a few minutes, then he asked me, "Grandma,
what does that mean: a cry for "Just ice"?
I cracked up - there is a long history of alcoholism in my family, and I could just see them in a line going back through all the years, holding up their empty glasses, rattling the ice cubes expectantly.
I told the people at Amnesty International that story and they said it made their day:)