Where is this leading?

Where is this leading, this life that we’re living?
What are the signs? What are they pointing to?
And what is a sign without understanding?
And anyway what is a sign meant to do?
If a sign’s just a jumble then it’s worth nothing
If a sign is a jungle you can’t find your way through
Then it’s useless. Give us directions to something
We will understand then we’ll have a clue
How to start to make changes in how things seem,
Begin to change minds and then get a reaction.
This is the way forward; this is the dream
Because, yes, understanding leads to action.

Ian McMillan