Today, I offer butterflies...
as an antidote to the images of my country that have dominated the news for the last few days...the riots and the burnings
in London and elsewhere - pots that have boiled over...
I have written - and deleted - my thoughts on the causes of the riots. In place of those rambling thoughts, I offer just peaceful images - for all those who have been affected, whether traumatised by fear, or doubled up with shame.
But I offer images and wishes of peace for the perpetrators also.
For I reckon that with a return to experience of, and regular immersion in the natural world, there might just be a chance that the anger, and the violence, the sense of resentment, greed, and abdication of personal responsibility might just start to dissipate, as they discover a place of belonging, where contribution from each individual is needed - and VALUED. If they - and we - could all start to feel part of a whole, inter-dependent Universe...don't you think there might just be the glimmer of hope that things could get better?
Visit Pangur-Ban - a blogging Druid whose words I admire - for images and expressions of a philosophy which I believe can be deeply healing for all of us.