"To each his own."
~ Shakespeare ~
Recently, I have recognized in myself a desire for collective unity,
Which doesn't mean that everyone has to agree on everything,
Only that everyone be on the same page
That in the big picture,
We are in this together.
I understand the value of that kind of unity-
The cocoon that holds us all-
And valuing that,
I have come up against single-mindedness,
And individual process,
And lack of interest in the collective whole,
Which makes me sad,
And also teaches me new levels of compassion,
For everybody being exactly where they are.
I understand that we're not all there yet.