One Day

by Simon Goland, March 17, 2010

Today’s Reflection is about dreams and visions.

This was a good start of the day. As Tobi and I wandered around the neighbourhood for a morning stroll, I saw a slogan on a pick-up truck that said, “Between the world and the sky.” Roofing company. Cool and creative. Then, at home, I stumbled upon a video clip, One Day, by Matisyahu, who is a Hasidic Jewish musician, blending the traditional Jewish themes with reggae, rock, and hip-hop. And I started thinking creative thoughts and ideas about my one day…

“Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about that you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash.” – Harriet Rubin

One day, I will be walking anywhere and everywhere with Tobi, off-leash, without risking fines and his life. And I will not be the only one doing it.

One day, it will take a lot of time, effort, and money to find food that is non-organic, non-local, and loaded with chemicals and pesticides. Only nobody will be looking for it anyway.

One day, we will be learning from the wisdom of the ancient and tribal cultures about life in community and in an alignment with the natural world around us.

One day, the sounds of Nature will be louder than the sounds of civilization.

One day, words and expressions like “social justice,” “inequality,” “marginalized,” and “societal periphery” will become obsolete.

One day, military expenses will disappear from the government budgets.

One day, we will truly acknowledge, embrace, and celebrate diversity.

One day, we will understand the meaning of “enough.”

One day, we will truly look at, and see one another.

One day, there will be no zoo.

One day, our food will really become our medicine, and our medicine – our food.

One day, educational institutions will truly educate and the students will really learn.

One day, I will really know my neighbours.

One day, we will live divided no more.

“What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other?” – George Elliot

And if something as profoundly inspiring and touching as Dick and Rick Hoyt is possible, then perhaps some of my one day ideas too. One day.

A sunny week to you all, inside and out.