A Little Story


There is an ancient Greek myth of the woman who wanders into the waters of the River Styx where Charon, the guide, was to take her to the region of the departed spirits. Charon reminded her that she could drink of the waters of Lethe and thereby forget all the anguish she had experienced in life.

 

She said, “I will forget how I have suffered.” Charon replied, “You will forget how you rejoiced.” The woman challenged, “I shall forget my failures.” Charon reminded her, “And also your victories.” Again she said, “I shall forget all of the painful memories of life.” Charon countered, ” You will also forget all the loving and joyful memories of life.”

 

In silence the woman meditated, and ultimately elected not to drink the waters of Lethe. She chose to retain her memories of sadness, of loss and tribulation, rather than surrender the loving memories of her life as well.   —told by Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

 

 

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Who Made the World

Who made the world?

Who made the swan, and the black bear?

Who made the grasshopper?

This grasshopper, I mean—-

the one who has flung herself out of the grass,

the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,

who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down—-

who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.

Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.

Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.

I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down

into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,

how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,

which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me, what else should I have done”

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?   —Mary Oliver

 

 

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“Activism pays the rent of being alive and being here on the planet—If I weren’t active politically, I would feel as if I were sitting back eating at the banquet without washing the dishes or preparing the food. It wouldn’t feel right.”   —Alice Walker

 

“The question is not, “If I stop to help this man in need, what will happen to me?” If I do not stop to help the sanitation workers what will happen to them?” That’s the question.”   —Martin Luther King Jr.

 

” It is only in assuming full responsibility for our world, for our lives and for ourselves, that we can be said to live really for God.”   —Thomas Merton

 

“I cannot imagine better worship of God than that in His name I should labor for the poor.”   —Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

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in you


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looking at you
I search

wind in my hair
gently assures
in your eyes
I’m trying to see
a true reflection of me

in space between us
I notice
shadows of clouds
and rain drops
on my window
changing their shapes constantly

your eyes
in there
I learn how to accept
the perfect creation of 
you
me
us
as one
it shouldn’t be hard

time stops
in there
I give you a gift
my own happiness
please take it
just like that

in space between us
aroma of chamomile tea
mixed with
an orange peel 

in you
in these reflecting eyes
I let my heart 
to love
just love

the rest will be fine

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The Day After Music Midtown


Staycation Atlanta

IMG_3256The day after Music Midtown is not the best day to take a walk in the park. Staycationers be aware! The weather was absolutely lovely. Bradley Cooper enjoyed it! IMG_3264Coop got lots of attention, that made him happy!

Sad to see the empty beverage stands.IMG_3261It really is a beautiful park.IMG_3251Let me know which park you enjoy on your Staycation!IMG_3260

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Mother


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I was raised by my mother. Single and altered by all her sacrifices. I rarely speak of the man every one says is my father. The reason I never speak of him is because there is nothing good to be said of this man. I have nothing but utter disdain and disgust for his person and I don’t care who knows it, in fact I would love for everyone to know it. I don’t want to hear it’s not good to carry hate in my heart because I don’t carry it. I happily display it. He in turn deserves worst than what I feel for him.
Some men as well as women do not deserve to be parents. I come across all types of people every day. Some who deserve children are unable to be parents, the most deserving in my opinion. Yet the cretons of this earth bear like…

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Ebola Lockdown in Sierra Leone Finds 150 New Cases


How sad and scary for the people of Sierra Leone

TIME

A three-day lockdown meant to contain the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone ended late Sunday night with officials hailing it as a “huge success” after health workers found almost 100 victims who perished from the disease and another 56 who have been infected.

The head of the Emergency Operations Center leading Sierra Leone’s Ebola response, Stephen Gaojia, called the lockdown “a huge success,” Reuters reports. About 123 people had contacted authorities by Sunday morning thinking they might be infected; 56 tested positive for the virus, 31 negative and 36 were still awaiting results.Final numbers will only be released once information is compiled from around the country.

The lockdown was one of the most aggressive containment strategies to be employed so far in the growing effort to contain the worst Ebola outbreak in history, which has killed more than 2,600 people across West Africa. Sierra Leone ordered its six million…

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