When something is something we are not familiar with it can be foreign to us. Countries not our own are foreign to us. It’s when we open our hearts and minds that things and places that are foreign become things we know. It takes courage to go from foreign to familiar. To known from unknown. Having a open mind and open heart can break down barriers and take you to that place where everything around you is known and even loved.
Lessons we all need to learn. It will make the world a better place.
It’s not lost on me that I am a white, middle aged man who grew up in a predominately white community. However I don’t embrace my whiteness (only in jest) but seek to know people who are different and had other experiences. I am a product of my environment but chose to expand my horizons and learn some empathy and sympathy and use my heart and my head to put myself in the lives of people who like me are just trying to make it in the world today.
I didn’t choose the blog life, the blog life chose me….Heck to the yep.
Today is World Water Day. Your body is 55-60% water so you need it daily to keep it going. We need clean water from it’s various sources to maintain life. Water is important and it always wins.
The cover of Time Magazine featuring some of the survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. These students pictured are key organizers of the March for Our Lives in Washington DC this Saturday.
On the way to work this morning I saw flashing lights like the ones on the fire engine pictured above. Usually that means they are responding to an emergency situation and to come to the rescue of people who need help. When you see an emergency vehicle on their way to save the day give them some thanks, they deserve it.
Raising questions leads to scary answers.
Today is World Poetry Day and I am not much on the rhymes
However if I took a little time I could find some in my soul.
My soul is a place where the gladness, madness and fire comes from.
My blog is truth tellin’ and on point from where I sit or stand
The work I do comes from a great demand for saving lives
That ain’t no jive man.
You may find this lame but I am new to the game at least I am tryin
When you read this you may be dyin or cryin or lyin to save my heart
But somewhere you gotta start
So this is my story for the moment maybe I am a poet and I didn’t even know it.
Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.