AHHH HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA! I got these in an email today and was laughing at some of the photos that show children in fairly precarious situations with their parental unit nearby. I love the look on the kid’s face that’s all bundled up with the stroller of Heineken, HA!
Frank Buckles (February 1, 1901 – February 27, 2011) was the last surviving American veteran of World War I. That’s ONE. It blows my mind how much this one person was able to see and experience in his lifetime! Rest in peace good sir.
The Cosmic Dancer, the World Citizen, will be an authentic child of his parent culture but related closely to all. He will not identify his whole being with any one land however dear. Where he prides himself on his culture or nationality, as he well may, his will be an affirming pride born of gratitude for the values he has gained, not a defensive pride whose only device for achieving the sense of superiority it pathetically needs is by grinding down others through invidious comparison. His roots in his family, his community, his civilization will be deep, but in that very depth he will strike the water table of man’s common humanity and thus nourished will reach out in more active curiosity, more open vision, to discover and understand what others have been. For is he not also man?
The Religions of Man
I’m glued to a live stream of the Chilean miners rescue. It’s amazing that there’s a camera 2300 feet below the surface of the earth, capturing all of this with video and audio. You can hear the guys working, even taking time to throw a little joke in here and there, and it’s just so surreal to be able to be a part of this a bajillion miles away. It makes you feel nervous with them, cheer with them, laugh with them, cry with them!
And GAH there goes the second miner just starting up the hole in the cage. I just hope and pray all goes well, and everyone can give their loved ones a “honey I’m home” hug.