Posted by: David McKay | April 3, 2011

Full fathom five thy father lies…

One of my favorite phrases, from Shakespeare’s, The Tempest, is the sea-change — a marked or profound transformation:

Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
Ding-dong.
Hark! now I hear them — Ding-dong, bell.

Are we in a time where we can do such things?

I believe that my life is profound.  I believe in transformation.

But the thing about sea-changes — they are pretty big.  Huge, in fact.  Requiring, well, something…

Profound.

From all of us.

It’s like that ripple I talk about — it needs to spread, to blossom, to echo with an upswelling of voices, of color, of feeling…

Be responsible for that…

Or, can you at least bring a re-usable bag to the grocery store?  I tell you — something rich and strange occurs the more you do…

Responsibility is not convenient — it’s necessary.

Reduce.  Reuse.  Rethink.  Refuse.


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