As I sit here on this sunny Sunday gazing out at my beloved Scarborough – that East Side slab of the Greater Toronto Area, I ponder.
The GTA is famous for having as many trees as people.
Below is a few pictures of the average view from any point in this marvelous city within a city.
As you can see, it’s a concrete jungle with a green laced frock.
People forget to look around at times.
Walking their paths with their mind on their money and money on their mind.
Heads forcibly bent down waiting for the next electronic message.
Blinded by the hustle and bustle of modern day survival.
Prisoners of busy lifestyle and the constant worry of “How will I make it till cheque day”.
This saddens me.
I am a victim, also. Many days I sit on the balcony oblivious to the trees, the birds and even the squirrels dancing to and fro.
Do the others hear the constant wail of sirens? I do. Each one bothers me as I am prejudiced into automatically believing, “There was another shooting.”
And that is very sad, to instinctively think such.
I often try not to think so, but when you see the gang task force police vehicles racing ahead of the ambulances to block off the intersections so as the victim can possibly get to the trauma centre in time, well, you realize trees are deceiving.
I wish we had more trees so maybe my heart wouldn’t ache as much.
But, we do not and even if we did, I would still know the truth.
I have below a prime example of the attitude of many.
I made this photo after seeing a t-shirt with the saying upon it.
Unfortunately, this is the attitude of many who would rather use humour to mask reality.
Sick or “dark” humour seems to have become the most common day coping mechanism.
What agitated me to no end is how the gangs are growing. How more and more are appearing.
Used to be safe for me to send my fourteen year old son out at night to the store in the plaza across the street.
I do not do that anymore. Even though the whole city knows “He is the son of Unkz”.
I go myself because even though I walk through the valley of danger, I fear no evil for I walk with Yahuwah and I have no fear of that I helped create.
As soon as the Sun sets the plaza becomes Little Syria. The parking lot fills with fancy “Fast & Furious” knock-off cars. The noise levels rise and the punks gather.
It is a very heavy load to bear knowing that my decades of bad life choices assisted in adding to the gangs goals and the shadowy meanderings thusly wrought.
I, and my acquaintances, were/are what hides behind the trees.
But, I hide no more. I now sit above the trees and gaze down, with tears in my eyes, at what society has become.
We all know that soon our Sodom and Gomorrah lifestyles are going to be cleansed.
Not by man and his violence.
It shall be Mother Nature or Yahuah or The Cosmic Muffin or whomever you believe your creator to be.
It will not be the “End of the Earth”. It shall be “The End of Days” – “The Supper of the Lambs”.
It will be when ONCE AGAIN the human population will be dealt a mighty blow and technology will fail.
And as has happened many times over many millennia, society will return to the basics of living off the land and depending on each other.
A time for healing. A time for reflections. A time for appreciation of the gifts YAHUSHA has allowed us.
And the beautiful trees will then hide our “PRIDE” not our “SHAME”.
And life will go onward AGAIN. HOPEFULLY THIS TIME SOCIETY WILL LEARN …..
Until then, I remain, Dann – just as I am.
A modern day Natsarim – a LightHouse beacon for all to see The Light.