In Japan, Mother Nature reminds us once again that we have quite enough on our hands dealing with hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, droughts, blizzards, floods, and disease without inflicting needless pain and distress on one another. And while we often rise to the challenge Mother Nature throws at us, as in Haiti, we just as often soon forget the promises we made, as in Haiti, and move on to other concerns. But the events in Japan are so frighteningly horrific that one wonders whether anything good might come of it. As we watch the scenes of disaster and human suffering, is it possible it could serve as a game-changer and inspire an unprecedented wave of sympathy and caring to wash over us and heighten our concern for one another? One can only hope.
Today’s (r)evolutionary music selection features Tim Harden’s “Simple Song of Freedom,” as brought to you by the children of Palm Springs, California.