Monday, May 12, 2008
Based on my musings yesterday about Mother's Day and my isolation from the pain of suffereing mothers and children throughout the world, I've decieded, just for today, to try a sunrise to sunset fast in their service. I'm still troubled by the thought that I may be doing this "just to make myself feel better" in a situation in which I'm practically pretty helpless. But my spirituality allows for a possibility that there isn't some deeper connection, some way each action we take, each choice, brings the world as a whole one breath closer or one breath further away from unity and peace for all. I alos intend to use this day off on a practical level to support the mothers locally who have struggles feeding, clothing their families in a time when money is tight for more and more, gas prices high, food pantries emptier. I'm going through my closets and pantry to see if I have anyting useful to contribute - not much but some I think. And I will check the causes for which I write letters and make sure I have not left any possible letters unwritten.