different wave-lengths

we may be on different wave-lenghts
but in our need to connect with each other
to feel we belong
to feel loved
in this we are the same

feels good when we meet someone on a similar wave-length
feels good, meeting someone on a different wave-length
interesting, stimulating
the only time there are problems with these wave-lengths
is when someone thinks theirs is somehow the best
a dangerous delusion, that
alienates, separates, discriminates, exterminates
breeds vanity, pride, arrogance, ignorance, fear, hatred
creates racists, bigots, self-deluded extremists
and at the very least
makes people too big for their boards

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  • kendrickj
    kendrickj5 months ago

    Well said Alenka. Individualism is a two edged sword, it liberates and alienates as you know. But somehow for me, blind collectivism seems worse. But I like what you said about respecting others wavelengths. We are symphony down here.

  • “symphony” describes it well – individual notes we are, seeking to be in tune with the collective orchestra while having trouble being in tune with ourselves. Thanks, Jim :)

    – Alenka Co

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