Does worrying about the world get you off the hook?

If you’re compassionate, does that mean

you can let your own work


If you focus on the big picture,

can you ignore the niggling details

on your desk?


What if there are hungry children?

What if there are bombs and floods

and haters and extinctions?

Really, what about the hungry children?


Are you to blame if you haven’t stopped the wars

or staunched the tides

or fed the children?


Or are you to blame if you

neglect to tell that story and sing that song?