Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Rising Tide

A rising tide lifts all boats. I saw it every summer growing up. My family spent a lot of time on Edisto Island (before the hotels and golf courses) off the coast of South Carolina.
I saw it last week here in the desert when spring-like weather lifted everyone's spirits. People took to the outdoors, baring knees and smiles.
Of course, it's colder now, but the effects lasted. It can happen indoors too. Kindness spreads like a virus. It can affect our work spaces or families just like a change of season. This requires a bit of effort at first, of course, and a brave soul to get things started. Not so easy sometimes to change a human climate. Humans tend to resist change. But certainly worth the effort. Eventually, even the most bitter little dingy can be lifted.

Your artist is deep at work. I hope your day is good.


Papa Song said...

Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked. -- Warren Buffett

Diandra said...

Trying to change human climate is like pushing boulders uphill. Not giving up, though.

Anonymous said...

swimming naked indeed good wishes to everyone