So, yesterday I talked about the necessity of clouds for beautiful sunsets.
Shortly after Eli arrived in Australia, while he was SCUBA diving, someone smashed the back window of his rental car and stole a great deal of specialized camera equipment.
The police officer who came to the scene found a torn woven bracelet, the kind worn by many of the native people of Australia. Eli was introduced rather vividly to the distrust and downright anger of the Aborigines.
He could have railed against his misfortune. He could have turned to hatred. Instead he wrote this haiku:
lives like shattered glass
harsh social truths create strife
why else would he rob?
--by Ei Reiman
and he turned anger into understanding, clouds into a sunset. A good lesson for all of us.
BEEattitude for Day #459:
Blessed are those who focus on the sunset, for their lives shall reflect beauty.