Hound dog howlin’
everything is broken
— Bob Dylan
Sounds pessimistic…Is everything really broken?
I don’t know, but from what I’ve seen, I can say for certain: when one thing breaks, another thing will follow.
Broken people create broken families, broken families create broken communities, broken communities create a broken nation, and…
…a broken nation creates broken communities, families, and people.
It’s the domino effect. Except, in this case, the dominoes run in both directions.
It pains me to see such brokenness. But I have responded: this little domino is working to pick himself up and heal his breakage. It’s my small contribution. Or maybe it’s not so small. Maybe by working in this way, we can create a reverse domino effect.
© 2016, Michael R. Patton
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