September 11th, 2007

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Day of Compassion

I heard about this movement on the radio today. There is a move to make September 11th (I hate the 9/11 designation) a day of compassion and service to one's fellow man. I can only say "Oh YEAH!" and applaud.

We need to remember that the world we want is about compassion in the face of hate, doing for one's fellow man as opposed to returning like for like. A friend of mine has recently started up the "Peace for Peace" movement at UC Santa Cruz, and I greatly admire him for it. That's the message. Anti is conflict. No, go to the other solution.

Here's the web site: www.mygooddeed.org
On it, you can find opportunities for volunteerism, ways to make pledges, and other ways you can make a difference in making the world a better place.
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Sometimes, it's time...

Ruth is more peaceful than I've ever seen her. Impending passage to the Summerland becomes her. She is looking forward to being united with George again. She's putting things in order for the family, and she's ready. No more struggle, no more toil. She joked that she even admitted to being Wiccan when she was admitted to the hospital, and they asked religious preference, and was surprised when the nurse went down her list, and found it listed. Not a surprise to me, but this is the Bay Area, and I have had a lot of pagan friends in the hospital, over the years. It was a remarkably upbeat conversation. But then, I have a peaceful relationship with Lady Death, myself.

I think she'll last at least a few more days. The transfusions kind of amped her up again. But, as she put it, all she wants is to make an easy transition. Hey, that's all any of us can hope for. It's not death that's the issue for some of us. It's the process of becoming dead that's often unpleasant. Going fast is to be hoped for.
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