The bags of snacks nearly cover the kitchen table.  Every person will get a granola bar, water, and an apple.  Plus a dog/cat treat if they have an animal.

“What on earth are you doing?”  My mother asks as she comes through the door.

“Getting ready to leave.”  I load the bags into a box.

“What is all this?”

“I pass a lot of homeless people on my way to work…”

“Honey,” she says in the condescending way that I hate.  “You can’t save the world.  Hard as it is sometimes we have to look away.”

I can’t look away.


The Moral Mondays prompt this week is love conquers all.


13 thoughts on “Look

  1. This is wonderful! Reminds me of that story about the starfish and the little boy that was throwing the starfish back into the sea. His mother said, You can’t make a difference. He threw a starfish into the sea and said, “it made a difference to this one.”

  2. No, you can’t save the world, but if you can do tiny bits to help – do that. Your narrator’s doing the right thing – kind hearted soul. Lovely tale and a geat take on the moral 🙂

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