Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr. Hate seems to be on the rise in our world. It seems to be growing exponentially, spewing out of human vessels in a heap of vomit onto fellow vessels. It’s a stench […]
Pastoral scene of the gallant South The bulgin’ eyes and the twisted mouth Scent of magnolias sweet and fresh Then the sudden smell of burnin’ flesh ~ Strange Fruit, Billy Holiday I make it a practice to read books outside the mainstream, revolutionary and counter-revolutionary works, ideas seeping from the underground and in the wide […]
One God, many faces. One family, many races. One truth, many paths. One heart, many complexions. One light, many reflections. One world, many imperfections. ONE. We are all one, But many. ~Suzy Kassem When I look at the cosmos, the earth, my fingerprint, the smile of a child, I sense the divine. These daily miracles […]
“Give my your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” ~Statue of Liberty, 28 Oct 1886 In elementary school, I was taught Lady Liberty stood on our shore welcoming immigrants […]
I believe in the Kingdom come Then all the colors will bleed into one Bleed into one ~U2, I Still Haven’t Found Many look into the future, the deep future, the after death future and take solace that Heaven will be an existence where all live as one brother/sisterhood. A time when the line diving […]
I have lived during some of the most tumultuous times in modern US history. Sadly, I was just a child concerned with daunting challenges like trying desperately not to poop my diaper and avoiding girl cooties so was oblivious to many of the events changing the course of history.
They had not room in their minds for two ideas. ~Willa Cather Society seems to be moving in an increasingly polarized direction. Evidence? The US elections were an exercise in vilification rather than a reasoned debate on issues affecting the well-being of the human race. Evidence? The Black Lives Matter movement. People can not wrap […]