Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.
Going back into the history of a word, very often into Latin, we come back pretty commonly to pictures or models of how things happen or are done.
Money is the medium of exchange, and it’s how you make things happen. To say you hate it is some farfetched, idealistic crap.
In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.
Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.
Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
I’ve never read a political poem that’s accomplished anything. Poetry makes things happen, but rarely what the poet wants.