“When does it end?” he said. In all of recorded history there has never been a time when the whole of humanity has been at peace. The seven deadly sins in Dante’s “Inferno,” may very well be at the root of all destructive acts, but long before he wrote his first word the ancients suggested remedies for those sins in their storytelling. The laws of duality and polarity are at play and have been from the beginning. I am not fatalistic in this understanding but rather, realistic. I believe that all the heroic acts of tolerance and compassion are the counterbalance for mankind’s cruelty, just as day follows the night. Is it possible that the only way our stubborn species can evolve is to witness horrors that awaken our hearts to compassion? “When does it end?” —never is the answer.
“ There will be poor always, pathetically struggling. Look at the good things you have.” Jesus in “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Adapted from Matthew 26:11
© 2016 Bessie Adams Senette
“Just say, “No!” Adam” Photo collage by Bessie Senette