I climbed into bed last night, around 1:00 am, and dropped off to sleep listening to BBC Radio 4. As I lay on my back looking up at the sloping ceilings of our bedroom, illuminated by the moonlight, I listened to an extended news item about Sudan, and Darfur in particular, and thought about how fortunate we are.

Here I am worrying about what to do next year and where we’ll live, and yet there are awful, terrible things happening in Africa, and in many places all over the world. I sometimes forget what a priviledged position I am in, and how unbalanced the life of this small planet is. It doesn’t seem fair.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

One thought on “Perspective”

  1. If you want to feel less priviledged, we can come back and smash some more crockery… 🙂

    …but ’tis true, we are blessed beyond our own comprehension. Definitely a good thing to get some perspective.

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