I love reading and writing and painting/sketching and cooking and travelling...
I love tennis. I love Mythbusters.
I believe each and everyone deserves a chance to shine if only for a while, at least. I believe in equality but I also know it's rare these times.
I believe we can achieve peace if we start with ourselves.
Judging others keep us divided.
Love is a word so abused and bruised, but if true, is really sweet and refreshing and beautiful.
Religion nowadays have created more divisions than unions, ironic.
Society had taken a lot in technology, contact is contactless.
Families are more liberated, less conservative.
Children are children.
Responsibilty and Duty have taken a turn, now it's, "It's up to you, who cares?".
Today, money is everything, well mostly.
Solitude is a good refuge.
My heroes: Christopher Mccandless, Brother Andrew, Paul, Ruth, my Mother...
One day, I will speak freely
I'll be less afraid and measure outside of my poems and lyrics and art. One day I will be faith-filled I'll be trusting and spacious authentic and grounded and home.
(Incomplete: Alanis Morisette)
AIN'T I A WOMAN?
by Sojourner Truth
Delivered 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio
Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that 'twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what's all this here talking about?
That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?
Then they talk about this thing in the head; what's this they call it? [member of audience whispers, "intellect"] That's it, honey. What's that got to do with women's rights or negroes' rights? If my cup won't hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn't you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?
Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.
Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner ain't got nothing more to say.
Books, Writing, Music, Painting/Sketching, World Missions, Travel, Movies, African-American History...
Mythbusters, Man vs. Wild, Dirty Jobs, Don't Tell My Mother, Amazing Race Asia, Wipeout, Late Late Night with Craig Ferguson, Racael Ray, Iron Chef...
Courage Under Fire, Into The Wild, 7 Pounds, Pursuit of Happyness, So Close, Tess of the D'Urbervilles...
Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Pilgrim's Progress, God's Smuggler, Robinson Crusoe, The Divine Comedy, Life Is A Dream, Chronicles of Narnia...