What Unites Us

What Unites Us

For today’s #Verseday, our thoughts turn to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School that occurred 5 years ago, where the unthinkable occurred to 26 families.

We’ve chosen a brief, but powerful poem by E.E. Cummings that resonated with us.

“[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]”

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

Why humans are cruel

Why humans are cruel

“Ultimately, we need better ideas, better ideologies. We need a culture less obsessed with power and honor and more concerned with mindfulness and dignity. That’s the best we can do to quell our appetites for dominance and punishment. Am I optimistic that we can do this? Yeah, I am. But it won’t be easy.”

A psychologist explains why humans are so terrible to each other.