A hard working city like Houston, Texas, needs a hard-working star in the sky to keep us warm and to meet all our celestial needs.
The sun asks nothing of us but that we let it shine.
On the other hand, what I ask of you is that you vote in every election, pay your taxes, and be involved in public affairs.
Given that I ask more and do less than our star in the sky, it is no wonder that I am far less well-liked than is our sun.
(Picture copyright 2011 Neil Aquino.)
The picture above is of a Houston city park that, as you can see, is not being very well maintained.
You see that all around the park regulations sign are trees and flowers and weeds.
Maybe the city is returning the land to the wild.
Maybe the city has just forgotten about the park.
Maybe it was never a very good park to start.
It’s all okay. There are things in our lives that would be better if they were a bit more natural. There are things in our lives that we should simply let go of.
(Photo copyright 2011 Neil Aquino)