There are blinders on all of us. Love and loyalty render us unable to rebel against the past; unable to see the present; unable to conjure a better future. Intelligence and wisdom are no guarantee against these powerful forces which bind us together into families, clans, tribes, nations, and religious armies. Yet there are subtle forces that, like gravity, gently tug on our souls to be kind to a stranger, to hug an orphan, and to embrace a former enemy. These more subtle yearnings bind all souls together and unite humankind and earthlife.
It may be justified for us to think ourselves special but it comes at a horrible price when it compels us to think others “evil.”
©David Ney Dodson, Phoenix, AZ, 11 April, 2021