“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal
is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul
when we look the other way.” (Martin Luther King jr.)
If the earth were only a few feet in diameter, floating a few feet above a field somewhere,
people would come from everywhere to marvel at it.
People would walk around it marvelling at its big pools of water, its little pools and the water
flowing between the pools.
People would marvel at the bumps on it, and the holes in it, and they would marvel at the
very thin layer of gas surrounding it and the water suspended in the gas.
The people would marvel at all the creatures walking around the surface of the ball, and in
The people would declare it precious because it was the only one and they would protect it
so that it would not be hurt.
The ball would be the greatest wonder known and people would come to behold it, to be
healed, to gain knowledge, to know beauty and wonder how it could be.
People would love it, and defend it with their lives, because they would somehow know that
their lives, their own roundness, could be nothing without it.
If the earth were only a few feet in diameter. (Anon.)