Circa: (prep) approximately (often preceding a date)
Circa the time that humans discovered fire, they started cooking their meat.
Circa the arrival of iron, swords and plowshares were made. (Unfortunately, our species preferred the weapon.)
Circa the revelation that knowledge could be transferred into manuscripts and eventually books, libraries were built to confirm the power of
our more docile wisdom.
Circa the season when souls from Africa were considered slaves and only two-fifths of a person, the “Abraham of America” came and made us all a great nation.
Circa the arrival of instruments came music.
Circa the introduction of music came soul-washing.
Circa the introduction of a madman, the atom was split.
Circa the dropping of a bomb, we discovered the power we have to destroy ourselves.
Circa one war after another, young men and women have learned to protest the insanity of blood-letting.
Circa the arrival of the Internet with the ability for international communication, there is a scream for moderation and a prayer for personal contact.
Circa this moment, we are in search of our heart.
Here’s hoping we find it.