i read today that a german nobel prize winner
who invented a form of poison gas used
in wwi against the french to remarkable effect
was jewish and that his formula was used elsewhere
after his death to even greater effect in wwii.
things like this make me wonder if humble
unknown unlauded acts (maybe even
something like my rescue of an injured
sparrow that I eventually coaxed back
to health with flax seeds and water droplets
who later flew away into the bright sky)
are worthier endeavors than some of the most
brilliant accomplishments of humankind.