Is it true I gain from the status quo?
Is there more for me when there is less for you?
Is it true not all can enjoy success?
For me to win you must lose?
Is it true that I am part of a privileged few?
Do I ignore your needs when I consume my wants?
Is it true that I do not know true love?
Do you see me as selfish?
Do I not see you at all?
Is it true we live in different worlds?
Can you forgive me for I know not what I don’t do?
Is it true all you are wanting is what I have yet don’t really need?
Do you see that I want what you have as well?
Is it true this cannot be reconciled?
Are there always going to be many more questions than answers?
Will we ever understand each other?
Can we ever understand the meaning of life?
The answers, the truth I might never know, until across the veil I go.
This post was inspired by my reading of the theologically classic book ‘The Kingdom of God is Within You’ by Leo Tolstoy and by, of course, life here in the Midwest as a middle-class, hetero-married, Caucasian woman. Life, it seems, is definitely NOT fair.