Shocking news can put a dent in our worldview,
As we momentarily pull our heads out of the sand.
This can lead to an inner state of emergency,
Temporarily releasing us out of our shells.
It can lead to seeing who we think we are in a different way,
Helping us better surf the chaos around us, the greatest extreme sport ever.
Then we can better hold on to the thread of remembrance of the Beloved,
Or risk being swept away, back into our vast dream-world.