Sunday, April 15, 2007

Watching Goats


We're in the midst of a major snowstorm here on the east coast. We can expect anywhere up to a foot of snow, heavy rain and dangerous winds. We have had three big snowstorms in the past three weeks. Not your typical April -- even for New Hampshire.

Despite this, the goldfinch turn bright yellow and the chickadees collect bits of thread and string for nests.

Half a world away in the Masai Mara, young boys watch over their families' goats and cows. It rained there longer than usual this year. Tourists had been stranded in their minivans in mud. Two weeks after that, we enjoyed sunny weather under brilliant blue skies. Not your typical March -- even for Kenya.

Despite this, humans argue among themselves and make pitiful bargains that will not change anything. Who do we think we are, anyway?

2 comments:

ironicallyGrace said...

Yes, the snow here has been unusual for April. I think it was very interesting how you compared our situation here with a situation in Kenya. Insightful and interesting.

Linda said...

I found Room to Write from your comment on Adventures Of A Girl With Big Dreams and No Plans.

I just wanted to say that when I read the first line of your blog's subtitle, it reminded me of who I am and who I want to be. I don't usually read blogs of people I don't know but then in one day I came across two that somehow reminded me of me and inspired me to keep doing what I do and be proactive about it. I always think of myself as a wannabe writer, photographer, person who can change things. Well, why "wanna be" something when you can just BE it?