Thursday, November 17, 2016

Let's March...

I started this blog several years ago. It started as a travelog then shifted to more of an interpretation of all things people. Our minds. Communication. Love.

I’m a little older now. Perhaps wiser. All in all I’m the same woman I was then - on a mission - and filled with a passion to connect with people about life and truth. 

Pardon, but I’m still coming off the election high and slightly edgy. That “edge” might actually be here to stay, and I am ok with that. I’ll readily admit, especially towards the end of the election, I felt as though I'd been tar and feathered - psychologically speaking - with all the hate and ugliness I witnessed.

Standing up to internet bullies is a painful job, one in retrospect I question whether the end justifies the means. I hope so. But I don't know. I am glad that *fingers crossed* the worst of it is over.  Since I'm on the subject of action, specifically with regards to anger, I need to share dialog from one of the most wonderful conversations I've ever experienced. It is a conversation between comedian Dave Chappelle and poet/activist Maya Angelou.  --

Dave Chappelle -- “What was it like living through, 8 or 9 assassinations? What does that do to a generation, having lived through that and having known these people? If this was me, I imagined I’d still be angry with my country, I’d be angry with anybody who let that happen to my friends?

Miss Maya Angleou-- “If you’re not angry, you’re either a stone or you’re too sick to be angry. You should be angry. Now mind you, you must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger, yes, you write it, you paint it, you dance it, you march it, you vote it, you do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.”

Her words are like music to my soul. 

Ok Maya, I'll march. December 3rd. 12-3pm. Seattle Women March Against Hate.