And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue;
They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space.
Through the hands of such as these God speaks, and from behind their eyes He smiles upon the earth.
~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

(© NC Photography via home: PINK POSITIVITY ……….)

“Over the past ten years, the European Union has endured a series of unprecedented crises, the likes of which we are unlikely to see again. But other, no less daunting challenges lie ahead, and we would do well to remember the lessons learned along the way.”

In our postmodern world, the search for meaning is crucial to our survival, especially in the Western world. Here the struggle for provision of sustenance has been won ages ago, and what’s left is to find out how we want to spend our lives. No smartphone in the world will make us happy. They only mask our isolation and provide false connectivity, when inside we’re only getting lonelier and emptier. If you look at the growing depression rates throughout the West, it’s hardly a surprise that ISIS is finding new recruits so readily. Among their ranks, no one is depressed.

They can’t be; they have a purpose!

The Keyboard of Isolation