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, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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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