Tuesday, May 22, 2018

beauty and the natural beast

Lava flows into the Pacific Ocean southeast of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
The danger of life is not dying.
The danger of life is living poorly.

It is somehow stunning that wars proceed apace at the same time that Hawaii's beauty-and-the-beast scenario plays out in utter serenity. You might think that difficulties provided by nature -- stuff like food and water and shelter -- would be enough.

Oh well, as a wrinkled woman I heard on TV a couple of days ago put it, "Men love wars. Always have. Always will."


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