Double ended spectrum


Keeping out of trouble.


There is something about a Sunday morning, a pile of books waiting to be opened again and read, a crisp autumn day, a husband outside raking leaves, and a dog sleeping peacefully, quietly, dreamily on the sofa beside one… to know that heaven can truly be here on earth.

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But even as I am appreciating my surroundings today, I can’t forget those souls, a half a world away, who are clinging to life in a storm-swept country, waiting for help, crying for help – today! not tomorrow but today, she says, and then, after a moment, “we are living in hell, this worse than hell…”

And all I can do is ask “why?”

Contrasts. I’m feeling severe contrasts in the world today, and I’m also feeling guilty for being on the happy end of this spectrum while men, women, children, and let’s not forget the animals, are so unhappy at this moment… and needing so much.


It’s in every one of us to be wise;

Find your heart, open up both your eyes.

We can all know every thing without ever knowing why.

It’s in every one of us, by and bye.

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Niamh Parsons

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5 Responses to Double ended spectrum

  1. Some of the sweetest people I ever knew were Filipino. How sad, this!


  2. Joan says:

    I went grocery shopping today and after watching TV and seeing those images, I feel guilty that I can just drive to the store and buy food for my family!


  3. Sandy From Iowa says:

    SO SAD…They didnt have much before but now very very little .
    Sweet kip…what a blessing for you and paul


  4. TopsyTurvy says:

    The world has always been a harsh place, we’ve just been lucky in decades before this that we weren’t able to hear about as many hardships as we do now. The best we can do is help as best we can as individuals and encourage our governments and the various non-profits to help these folks, too.


  5. mz. em says:

    What an adorable photo of Kip. Sundays are a wonderful day.

    I am just amazed that there are survivors in the Philippines after that storm. I do hope they receive help sooner than later.

    We are truly blessed and can send prayers to those in turmoil.


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