Humanity needed in the world of humans
Soft sweet touches
An understanding ear to hear
Laughter bursting from the small bodies of children
Old hands carefully baking bread for a neighbor in need
Or crafting a blanket with yarn for a stranger in the hospital
A nurse’s reassurance to a frightened patient
Looking at them with the self confidence of the profession; but adding something personal in their glance
A worker willing to go outside the usual procedures and protocol…in the name of helping someone who is in danger of foreclosure on their family home
Too many medical bills and not enough time…
Time spent working to take care of loved ones has to be balanced against the need to just be with them
Sitting next to a stranger and matching their body language… their hopeless slouch on the bench…
just to let them know someone sees them…and they are not forgotten
…they are not invisible
Humanity enough to pay the extra 2 dollars for the pizza at the Mom and Pop shop; to drive the extra mile to get there
Rather than paying the “fast-food- dictators” their tithe; the Mama Rosina Pizza places need to be there…on the Main Streets
What happens when no one cares anymore about the “little” people; will they truly become little people after all?
And the smallest gestures of holding doors for a mother carrying a child and helping the elderly woman cross the street safely…
What will becomevof these small acts of random kindness ? What shall we say to those …who call us foolish for wasting our time…
On people of no consequence?
Who has the right to determine who is more or less significant?
And what does this say about mankind…
If we are just too busy spending time making money…and nothing more?
Isn’t there something further? Isn’t there something more?