“it matters what voices you listen to, it matters what books you read, it matters what you buy, what you do with your money if you have it and how you interact with those who don’t have it, it matters who you surround yourself with and why, it matters where you put your life labor, it matters where you put your love labor, it matters where you put your creative labor and what you create and why, it matters what you let into your life and what you are willing to live with, it matters what your relationship to the planet is or isn’t, it matters how you respond to danger at the door…even if it’s at your neighbor’s door.”
“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”
“In union there is strength.”
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
Love is, as always, prevailing in the ethers that bind us. Cohesive, firm, immersed in the knowledge that we are all equal. There is no other possible outcome than that of equity for all precious humans and animals on the planet, and for the mother Earth herself.
From sunrise’s sweet pastels over the grandfather mountains to sunset’s golden colors bathing every person, rock, waterway, mountain, winged one, and animal, there is softness, sweetness, and truth.
Love will prevail. Love is prevailing.
May we all be Love Warriors, vigilant, persistent, focused, and true.
“When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be.
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the dry-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
Let the magic, perfect inclusion, balance, beauty and peace of the forest heal you. It is always there providing sustenance, support and Love.
(two lovely video links are listed below if you can’t get out into the forest in person)
“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
“My dream is of a place and time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.”
“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.”
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”
“I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.”
“I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.”
-Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
“Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now.”
“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”
“If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.”
– John F. Kennedy
“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?”
[To the Women of India (Young India, Oct. 4, 1930)]”
“If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.”
-Plato, The Republic
“Fall, the time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”