This is the season where the flies are trying to get inside for warmth, and can be real pests. This morning they were biting my Wife and and I while we were meditating.
I was mindful that these were living creatures just being flies, and welcomed them in my meditation.
But after meditation, my Wife explained how they just keep biting her and that they carry disease and they land on our food.
I guess it’s not hard to get upset over flies.
Two days ago, I was eating a piece of dark chocolate, and half of one of my teeth broke off. This was extremely upsetting of course, but I realized impermanence and accepted this. I made an appointment with the Dentist for the next day, and had the Dentist inform me that it would be $1400.00 for a crown! Wow, did I get some disturbing emotions over that. But again, I tried to simply accept this and move on. Fortunately, I found another Dentist who was much more reasonable and made an appointment for next week. Meanwhile, I have a jagged broken tooth in the back of my mouth.
Tomorrow, Troy Anthony Davis will be put to death.
Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a Georgia police officer in 1991. Nearly two decades later, Davis remains on death row — even though the case against him has fallen completely apart.
The case against him consisted entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies even at the time of the trial. Since then, all but two of the state’s non-police witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony.
Many of these witnesses have stated in sworn affidavits that they were pressured or coerced by police into testifying or signing statements against Troy Davis.
Yet regardless of protest of thousands of people, petitions signed by over a million people, and the support of former president Jimmy Carter, Bishop Desmond Tutu, former FBI Director William Sessions, Pope Benedict XVI and Bernice King (daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.), they still plan to put Troy to death tomorrow.
Darn flies, darn tooth.
May peace be with all of you. May peace and compassion reach out and save my Brother Troy Davis from death.
May you be well, happy and peaceful.