Peggy Tarr: In the month of May

I discovered NationalDayCalendar.com, which lists the titles and historical information for the days and weeks of each month to be commemorated/celebrated, as well as the various titles given each month. Examples in May are: Cinco de Mayo (May 5, annually); Mother’s Day (first Sunday in May); National Blaming Someone Else Day (May 13, 2022, which falls on the first Friday the 13th of a year. Falls on January 13, 2023.); and Nurse’s Week (May 5th to 12th, annually). Some titles for the month of May are: Get Caught Reading Month; Mental Health Awareness Month; Older Americans Month; American Jewish Heritage Month; Asia/American Pacific Heritage Month; and Mental Health Awareness Month.

Many of the day/week/month titles encourage/help people recognize and appreciate the contributions and history of certain groups. Often this focus on certain groups can also be an education about the atrocities that certain groups of people have experienced. It’s sad that humans continue to abuse/mistreat/abandon others.

The God was sitting shaking his head,
distressed to hear what was said
by humans who lied and distorted facts
and barbaric acts committed unconsciously.
Compassion and ethics! Where were they now?
Why were they so lacking in life today?
It seemed that for humans a new important creed
now embraced selfishness, cruelty and greed
and the worship of humans, who were not very intelligent,
that would destroy the world or at least play a role.

Good brains humans originally had.
Were they now stupid or had they gone mad?

Our Future, by Peggy Tarr

I am saddened by the senseless attacks on people and/or efforts to exterminate people inside and outside the USA.

Peggy Tarr has been a columnist for Evanston RoundTable since its founding in 1998. Born in Bruce Springsteen’s hometown of Freehold, New Jersey, she graduated from Rutgers University with a… More by Peggy Tarr

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