Saturday, July 03, 2010

Reporting from here

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Vienna, Austria.

Yes, Europe is still standing. Thank god. Beautiful, real, and busy.

Good to get out of the insulated self-reflection that is the United States. Good to get away from our stupid politicians and the horror of the BP oil disaster. Good to remember that there is a whole other world out there viewing our political antics with bemusement and confusion.

Good to know that we are not king of the world, top of the line, the one and only. We are just one nation in many on this earth, no better, no worse.

May we start to behave like it.

6 comments:

mahakal said...

Really, we have the potential to be much better. Just as humans may be regarded as just one more species, no better nor worse than any other, but humanity has great potential if we don't wipe ourselves out becoming aware of our existence.

ellroon said...

Yes. Let us pray we aren't on the short trajectory between technological brilliance and total destruction...

It would be nice if we could let our better side be the dominant one.

For once.

Ali said...

visiting family member? enjoy! i'm jealous.

ellroon said...

Yeah!! Son is going to school in Wien (Vienna)l

Ali said...

Ich weiß, dass!

ellroon said...

Um... /runs to Bablefish... Traurig! Ich weiß nie, was ich erklärt habe zu, wem!