"On days such as today when I'm afloat with my own thoughts, the world seems so strange to me. How can mankind allow war between nations to break the calm of heaven's quiet or let the struggle for food suffocate the tranquillity of spiritual nourishment, without which none can survive? How can we let the pursuance of more money than one needs to live by, use up time that could be better spent seeking cures for the world's illnesses or in search for greater contentment ? How can one small part of the world deserve to own so big a chunk of it, while those countries of greater populations and need have to make do with the smallest slice of the cake? Don't we all need food, shelter and warmth to keep us alive? Is not hunger, disease and famine the cause of similar pain and discomfort to all humans who experience them? Are not our seasons and tides controlled by the same moon?
If the sun shines down on us in equal measure, then why are we all so unequal from east to west, north to south, across continents and seas and between mountains? I wish someone would tell me, for it troubles me so!" William Forde: August 16th, 2015.