"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Magpie Tales #241 Fatal Vanity

Self portrait  Vivian Maier

Ignores catastrophic events
Vanity kills
I rarely get on my Ivory soapbox, but
with todays wars, famines and plagues we need
to pay attention and be mindful.
I really don't care about Hollywood
and who is wearing some designer dress.
I care about our planet, the animals that live around us
and how careless so many people are. 
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales


Berowne said...

It's good, occasionally, to have a truly meaningful post.

Other Mary said...

Agreed; what passes for news today is so much pointless fluff.

Stephen Hayes said...

Our planet is so precious. If only people understood just how precious it is.

Leovi said...

  Yes, I think that's what's worrying now!

messymimi said...

It's one reason i don't watch TV -- i want to know what's going on, and what i can do about it, if anything.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

A nice haiku my friend I loved it!
you are so right about this. I am scared about it no one can really contain this and now it's airborn? Hollywood's elite, who cares?

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Yes the majority of us should be ashamed!! The earth is everything! It's our home.

Susan Anderson said...

Amen. And the self-absorption extends in so many directions.

It's troubling.


Tess Kincaid said...


Carrie Van Horn said...

Amen sister! Thanks for telling it like it is Kathe...words we all need to hear and live by. :-)

Karen S. said...

Perfect. I agree.

rel said...

The entertainment business is given far too much attention and far too much money, but then who is it that gives it such?
As pogo says; we have met the enemy an it is us (Or something akin to that.) I too wish it were other wise.

Anonymous said...

Yes, we did go down a similar road, didn't we? The concise yet thought-provoking nature of this is impressive.