let’s not have an opinion.
let’s not feel we need to declare where ben cousins went wrong
or whether he should play football again.
let’s not believe we have any wisdom about pulp mills
if we didn’t even know such things existed last week.
let’s not think we have to be wise about immigration or indigenous affairs
before we even know what the laws are
or what impact they have on those who live with them.
let’s not know what anyone else needs to do.
let’s not assume the world needs to know what we believe
let’s just stand back for a moment and breathe.
the great whirl of opinions, filling every newspaper, radio show, and cafe conversation
won’t really notice if we’re not contributing, just for today.
[though if, at the end of the day, we like ourselves and the world a little better
we can do it again tomorrow.]