Weary to the core There is no rest No sleep That can restore
Andriy and Svetlana Volovodov did their best to live a simple life, all they ever wanted was to live at peace. Andriy was a talented blacksmith renowned for his exquisite sword smithing. Svetlana tended to the crops on the small parcel of land they lovingly called home and sold their produce in the village market.... Continue Reading →
Is this where it ends? Is the search for meaning empty? The fruits of faith simply confusion . I thought the meaning of life was relationship I have loved so many people And I show that By failing to keep in contact and rarely seeing them . Is it just me? Am I the defective... Continue Reading →
A whirlwind of lies This divisive cocktail of hatred Truth is no longer an option Protection of power; priority Predator hierarchy; mandatory Do whatever it takes to keep control Burn it all down this liar’s den Burn it all down and start again All the lessons from history You choose to ignore... Continue Reading →
You bail out the rich And hang the poor I don’t know what to think anymore Billionaire corporate hospitals Sending workers to the street As fat cats in their office take a money bath Meanwhile the janitor cleans covid Hoping not to breathe disease Through her mask made from a t shirt
Remember these are generational problems will require generational solutions. They will require patience and grace on all sides. They will require the willingness to ask uncomfortable questions and also a willingness to look beyond the current manifestation of these generational problems and find the root cause.
Part 1 can be found here: https://unhiddenlight.blog/2020/06/25/looking-at-racism-part-1/ We all come at the subject of racism from different angles, some have been victims of racism and have been directly affected by the consequences of its evil. Some have been distributors of racist abuse, overtly racially prejudice people who are so comfortable in their own hate that... Continue Reading →
Racism is a doctrine so utterly devoid of merit that it is offensive in its very suggestion before we even get to the odious nature of its effects. It is the bastard child of arrogance and ignorance and it has been wielded as a weapon of division by power hungry rapacious sociopaths for far too long.
Color blindness is a part of the problem Trying to say we’ve moved past it Denies your history It denies the issue Good intentions won’t change the world Ignoring reality does not provide equality What is written on paper doesn’t always manifest in practice Yes color blindness is part of the problem The... Continue Reading →
How are you supposed to compose this jumble of thoughts into a cohesive expression? How am I supposed to compose myself long enough to process? Lord help me I need to understand. How can we ever change if we are so unwilling to change? What the heck is this new editor? I guess it’s been... Continue Reading →
I am angry, so very angry I am scared and confused My heart breaks as my mind rages How can it be this way? We are all equal That’s what they say It is what I believe Yet it is clearly not what they mean When rights are abused Protected on paper Yet ignored... Continue Reading →
Living the best you know how to The only life you know to live One day you get up And never go home This is the true cost Regardless of the backstory Or the backstory to the backstory All the way back to the origin The cost was people The cost was life... Continue Reading →
It is a difficult grief to explain To have dreamed a dream So real and so true Only to be separated from it By failure Disappointing, unexplainable failure The heart aches The soul is heavy To dream and fail comes with a cost Yet so does not dreaming at all Is life without beauty and... Continue Reading →
The morning mists swirl A foggy cloud Obscures the objective of the day That is, assuming there is one Maybe it is just sleep Roll over and surrender to the disinterest Yet, there is fight There is always fight The fight remains stronger than the mists So forward I march
There is a delightful flow to the book. It dances around the perspectives of the main protagonists to weave a rich tapestry of intrigue. The tension slowly builds throughout the book, just when you think you know what is going to happen, then narrative twists and the turns again, and again. It is a majestic piece of story telling, a wonderfully written and engaging story that will delight you.
Representation matters in movies, because when we do not portray a world that is representative of the reality of this beautifully diverse planet that we live on, when we do not present the possibility of impossibility to all; we deny people the opportunity to dream and to project. It is not simply the narrative that we lead people to believe, by giving them this historic line that they are some how less than, but it is also the lack of possibility that we deny people, by reducing their capacity to dream.
I recently finished reading the book Grateful by Diana Butler Bass. She was a guest on the Faith Angle podcast and her input to that conversation intrigued me to the point of buying and reading the book What do you think of when you hear the word grateful? Is it possible that we apply an... Continue Reading →
So often we seek to limit the limitless Contain it in rules, in words, in a book We assigned a gender to the divine God the father, God the man God the person? God the human … hmmm But is that what God really is? Eternal, infinite God The holy, the divine We... Continue Reading →
A combination of time and thoughtfulness is slightly delaying the progress of season 2. I feel I need to be much more deliberate with what I write these days. Even though we don’t mean them to be, what we choose to share in such a forum is to an extent indelible to the reader. As... Continue Reading →
The Universe, so infinitely vast With seemingly limitless possibilities Encapsulated by the impossibility Of really understanding it at all Particles, atoms, molecules Matter, it all matters The tiniest of details matters Cosmic energy maintaining the great dance of existence And we, the humans, on our little planet, our corner of it all A... Continue Reading →
I was recently listening to an episode of the Liturists podcast (a post on podcasts will be coming soon) & the wife of one of the hosts was a guest on the episode, she was there to discuss her new book. The author; Lisa Gungor, the book; “The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen”. After listening... Continue Reading →
Through the darkness A light invades Uncomfortable, unwelcome A shining light Interrupting Our comfortable slumber The light it appears Is a window Small & difficult to see through Yet, even from a distance You can see something different Something beautiful through the window The closer you get, the More you can... Continue Reading →