Wednesday, December 19, 2012

the past few nights i've been falling asleep watching the news.  cnn mostly.  yep, you got it.  if there ain't no bad news then there is no news at all.  or depressing news.  heartbreaking news.  what-the-fuck-can't-get-shit-together news.  i read on another blog the question, why can't there be a GOOD NEWS CHANNEL.  don't wanna sound pollyana-ish, but yes, why not.  because guess what.  when i walked home tonight i didn't hear one scream, or gunshot, or witnessed any sort of brutality.  people were minding their own business.  traffic was going along.  and get this, a car even stopped for me, just for me, so i could walk across the street.  that's good news.  oh, and another thing.  i turned on the tap and guess what i got.  clean, drinking water.  that alone is not just good news, but a real bonafide miracle of technology and civilization.  it really is.  there is so much heartbreak.  there are an even greater number of daily miracles of cooperation, fellowship and -- dare i say it -- love.  if we open our goddamn eyes and awake to see them.  as the buddha said, i am awake.  shanti shanti shanti. 


At 5:52 AM, Blogger Alan Baker said...

I'm looking forward to your big book of happiness Richard - or is this blog it?

At 9:43 PM, Blogger richard lopez said...

haven't found the right set of words, yet, alan.


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