Sometimes it seems there is just too much hate and ugliness in the world. Though there are many experts that continue to assert that in spite of what we see in the news, we are, in reality, becoming a more peaceful species. Maybe it is because we so love a good horror story, a scare that gets our adrenaline pumping and springs us into action. It does sell papers and jumps the ratings on TV stations.
One cannot ignore the bad news stories. The horrors of what religious fanaticism and the hatred it breeds can reduce some humans to do. For, if we don’t pay attention to such things, we have no hope to find answers to change such things.
But, we must also call to mind the beauty of what we can be. The greatness we can achieve. It is the beauty and the art that allows us to rise above the tragedy. And though we cannot always “Make Great Art” as Neil Gaiman says, sometimes it is enough to just appreciate the act of another doing so.
Found this clip this morning on a feed.