Two cheerful owls greet us upon entry to this site. “The wiser way to friendship” we learn is to be found here. Recent events sadly make me wonder about this. Is it wise or friendly for example to hurt others with ill-considered words? How many among us have been deeply wounded by words which would have been so much better left unsaid? Has kindness now gone out of fashion? We all come here for different reasons as we face the challenges of growing older. Many are lonely, sick, depressed or isolated. The site provides companionship, comfort and cheer. Or does it? Let’s make SC a kinder, gentler place where no one need fear the slings and arrows of thoughtless words.
As the proverb tells us: “A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?”