Posted by: David McKay | January 26, 2012


We are making connections every day.

Every moment, really.

Not sure I can define it right now, in this moment, to you, but I will give it a shot.

I have been doing it all my life — so have you.  From the moment we were born into the world.  I had help to get here — I had to have help.  We all did.  You would not be alive today without help from a total stranger.

The woman, our midwife, who will help my child enter the world — well, they have not met yet, have they, those two?

There will be a connection, I think, in that moment.

There are connections everywhere.

All around us.  All around me.  All around you.

All the time.

Have you forgotten?  Do you notice?

Take a moment to remember.  Take a moment to look, to open your eyes, to acknowledge life.

And should you take the time to reflect, in that moment, will you hear the wind in the trees, or see the sun on water, or the newborn breath of life…

or the passing of an era?

Will you notice your freedoms being taken from you?  Will you notice the trash?

I do not know how to not notice these things anymore, and it makes me sad.  Mostly though, I am not sad, and I am trying my damnedest to not complain, to not bitch and moan, to not sound like a fanatic, to not sound like that guy on the corner who acts like a crazy nut job, and I think I am doing a pretty good job at it, overall…

Spring is on the way.  There will be plants going into the soil, seeds germinating, the earth is turning…

Mostly, though, I have faith — in the connections this world provides us.

Faith.  That’s an interesting word, isn’t it?  I am learning a new faith — one that encompasses the entire world, the world that I am connected to, the world that I could not survive without…

The world that you cannot survive without…

Thanks for reading.

Responsibility in not convenient — it’s necessary.

Rethink.  Refuse.  Reduce.  Reuse.  Reimagine.




  1. I face this same struggle of wanting to be positive about something so negative. I think you are doing a great job with the balance! Awesome that you are working with a midwife – such an exciting time in your life!!

  2. Speaking of connections….Lots of plastic action going on over on Facebook lately…are you there just with your #10 Can page or do you have a page that links to your blog like Beth Terry? I tried Google+ but I think I’m missing something because I don’t see as much happening there…but maybe it’s still new?

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