World: what a great word for today! When I think about our world now, it is no longer just my safe suburban neighborhood or the woods I grew up safely wandering – coming home dirty, bug bitten and tired.
Now its the world next-door, dark faces lit up with brilliant smiles, a world where safe isn’t even thought to exist, where there are no guarantees – food, education, medical care, justice – not even something that can be imagined or hoped for.
All that is taken for granted is a day-to-day existence, another mouth to feed, no husband to help provide an income.
Carrying a business on your head in a plastic tub,
hoping to make the $2 a day that over half the world survives on while the lucky of us get to wake up between clean sheets, chilly from the breeze of a fan.