Make our people proud to serve
Now that we have quietened after the
festivities and the daily grind has begun, we look away from the empty
wine bottles and the Christmas tree which gathers melancholy by the day
(as if aware of its inevitable march towards a cardboard box in a dark
room). We look towards 2015, make resolutions—we will break most of
them, but they are all a step towards feeling better about ourselves.
Then, a windshield smashed, a robbery,
another bullet riddled boy, medical malpractice which results in death,
a child’s corpse on the road, a lost job, a debt that makes us peer
anxiously at our grocery bills, and the personal becomes political. We
have no choice but to look forward, and around.
04 Jan 15