I had a really nice day today. Sledging in the first snow of the season, watching the look of pure joy in the children’s faces… But it’s days like this that hit me hardest sometimes; how fortunate we are to enjoy the simplest pleasures life on this earth has to offer… how so many of us take this gift for granted… how so many people alive are deprived of basic pleasures, basic human rights, and basic necessities.
Days like this I want to create. I want to educate. I want to rattle people’s minds. I feel so angry at how the few who control the world’s resources deny so many the right to enjoy their time on earth. And so angry at those who are so absorbed in the mundane that they refuse to, or simply can’t see the bigger picture.
If you know me, or you’re familiar with my work, you’ll know this isn’t my usual style. But if those kids today taught me anything, it’s that sometimes the simplest things are the most powerful.