i have always loved the poem below…well, since college days…speaks to me…very quotable…sort of puzzling…full of promise…yet very frightening. i agonize over its meaning…but yeats created a beauty with this verse!!!
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
1920 – THE SECOND COMING ~ W. B. Yeats
…i cherish humans who care and who advocate and who never back down and who tell it like it is.
reading the papers today…oh, god, help us? “how to care for your down and feather products” hint from HELLoise? “gun safety”=the oxyMORON of all time. “hunting is allowed…a few doves and quail and deer and wolves and elk and mooses/meese occasionally…just a little killing is fine”…dammit. the human race is doomed… a-men.
however, we can overcome…we can…tough work…but worth it!
a “kind person’s work is never done”…onward forever! (thick-headed humans are the greatest of challenges…the apathetic ones are THE worst…THE very worst! the play-acting swaggering thugs can be easily deflated…they are full of BS! but the apathetic are totally without consciences…)
and then there is facebook, which has taken to blocking my animal-advocate friends from sharing animals and saving lives. wow….this is a free country? OR is this a country of money-grubbing conservative corporate-minded farts?
…this crap so totally pisses me off…have you seen BOLD NATIVE…i think i got that title right…a great film…spurred me on to fight like hell even more for sentient beings.
facebook has joined the enemy. thank heavens for animal advocates, the only humans who can restore sense and caring to this ego-centered country. thanks to all of us for the work we do on behalf of living and letting live.
either an algorithm fluke or worse? just waiting for society to really care about allll others, including animals, and for corporate greed and politicians to cater to those who really DO give a damn. what a grand day that will be! yay! some day empathy for all living beings might be considered correct. praying for that day!
from David Rat: “please support this fine artist…I am completely and totally enamoured with her…” thank you, David!!
from Paro Babu: “lovely lines : a ‘kind person’s work is never done’…onward forever! Thank you soooooooo much, dearest Susie ♥” thank you, Paro!!
quite proud of my community, which is appalled that a pit bull fighting operation chose to set up here in our quiet little county. folks are moving heaven and earth to heal the three dogs victimized…donations flooding into our local humane shelter in record time — for the poor souls’ vet expenses. heartwarming.