Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy Martin Day

Oh goodness.  

I was gonna blow off posting today because it's a holiday and I am one to squeeze every bit of laziness out of a holiday, you know.

But then I was sitting outside drinking my tea and I started thinking about the fact that this holiday is what a holiday should be, really.

A day to reflect and pay respect to someone who changed the world in a good way.

In a difficult and sometimes messy way.

I "pray" (hope) (beg) (wish) that someday we will be able to look back on these times of judging humans by their skin color, or their sexual orientation, or their religion, or their whatever and think, "How terribly, terribly wrong we were and aren't we glad that we are no longer there."

And this led me down the path of looking at my own judgments.

I am in the thick of judgment right now and it feels so wrong.

So uncomfortable.

So wrong.

I hate to be all cryptic and shit, but the judgment itself doesn't matter at all.

It's just the being in it that is taking it's toll on me.

So, today.

Well,  I just want to send a prayer of thanks up to Martin, and to all of those people who walked the path with him, and to those who continue to walk the path of non-judgment.

Let that be me.


15 comments:

  1. Amen, Sister
    ms mdd

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  2. I do believe your message is right on mama, but it's my opinion to show people the respect due them and all them by their proper titles. It really gets my goat when I hear the media say Mr. Obama instead of Presidnet Obama. Likewise, Dr. King instead of the familiar Martin. Peace.

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    1. Woops, sorry, I hit reply.

      Well, as long as you're being honest, I'll say that that's what I call missing the forest for the trees.

      You should try not to let your goat get so got.

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    2. I totally get the message, and it's a good one. I'm just saying titles matter.

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  3. I respect Dr. King and his work but my heart will always belong to Ms.Rosa Parks. She did her stand alone. No backup. No crowds or banners. Just one, quiet woman who had enough and wasn't afraid to sit down wherever she pleased. God bless you Rosa.
    Merrymerry

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    1. Yes, there were so many who walked the path.

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  4. Yes, here's to Dr. King and all those who had then and who have today the courage to be the first to step up, the first to speak out against tyranny. It is that act that comes of bucking the tide, stepping out and standing up, despite great fear. Remember what Yoda said to Anakin ("Star Wars")? "Fear is the path to the Dark Side." I've always loved that quote. I think that Dr. King and Mrs. Parks would like it too.

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  5. Well, I mostly want to comment on the first part of what you wrote, which is about judgments and judging people, and what an easy (and not good!) thing it is to do. I wish I didn't, but I do.
    My one and only New Year's resolution for 2013 was to stop saying anything negative and unnecessary about anyone. That is one of the hardest resolutions ever, but I'm going to keep working at it. I've already messed up tens of times.
    I guess my point is, although we cannot always control our thoughts, and it seems quite human to size people up, judge their actions, and sometimes judge their looks, sexual orientation, religion, color, and so on, we can all try to refrain from imposing our judgment on the rest of the world.
    That's all :). XO

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  6. It's sometimes hard to believe that this amazing man lived here at all, and how much vision and wisdom he had, all at the perfect time. His example will never go away--we all just need to try harder to follow it. Thanks for your MLK salute!

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