“Empathy is quality of character that can change the world.”
: Barack Obama
From Eminem to Harper Lee
Tupac Shakur to Presley.
Each referred to walk a mile or two.
To imagine life in someone else’s shoes.
It came to me while eating toast.
The morning after the Sunday Roast.
Once my mind had to time to ruminate.
For my thoughts on the debate.
Understanding of what means so much to them.
To convey what means so much to you.
Why someone wants what they want.
why someone does what they do.
Take a moment.
Walk a mile or two.
in someone else’s shoes.
It inspires human bells to ring.
Raises hopes and hearts to sing.
That empathy is everything.
A Quality of Character
One of my favourite podcasts is called
Everything Is Alive.
The subject of interviews are inanimate objects.
It invites you to look at things from a different perspective;
a perspective you wouldn’t normally imagine.
To me, it’s about empathy.
“Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look though
each other’s eyes for an instant.”
: Henry David Thoreau.