So much is going on in world it seems. Although I acknowledged that in every age people have said that. But I suppose it can still be true for all that.
Another of my friends had a stroke this week. Sobering news of a shooting in AZ. I could go on of course.
I see people all around me filled with grief and I feel incapable of any coherency in this post but still I feel compelled to write it. Granted with little coherency, read on at your own risk.
I have the normal pain avoidance of my species but I don't want to respond to pain like a mindless automaton. I want to be awake while I live this life. At the same time pain, emotional or physical, hurts and I still have very little awareness of my flinch reaction.
And yet apparently 'all is well', the condition of the universe as these feelings crash around us like tidal waves. I am not awake but I guess I am grateful that I know it.