Tonight I am recalling how the snow fell not so long ago on cars and trees and stairs and streets in my neighborhood, and how the chill made my boots creak. It was all here. But it might have been another continent or year, for now there is no snow here and the bite has gone from the air.
More news arrives of endless tragedy in Haiti. And although I am « here » and not « there, » Haiti is also my neighborhood, its people are my people. I live on the same earth as they do, that same earth that shook our common « world. »
I like one of Chogyam Trungpa’s statements about compassion:
« It implies larger-scale thinking, a freer and more expansive way of relating to yourself and the world. »