In my youth, knowledge of Our World existed between the covers of books that transported me to ports-of-call I only dreamed of visiting. Today, I blend together my travels with my acceptance of the complexities of our world – unfamiliar thoughts now planted in my garden of understanding. What follows is my harvest:
Each of us is born alone and death will be without companionship. In between, we are amongst Earth’s Sisters and Brothers.
- Corporeal truths are physically experienced—Spiritual truths are gathered in life’s backyard.
- We The People neither yell nor whisper in the ear of supremacy. The prosperous might get a glimpse of it. The poor are still poor in spite of it. And, most will never get close enough to discover its vulnerabilities.
- Children and education are conjoined twins that should never be separated.
- To be invited within is to be greeted with the blessing of hospitality.
- If progress, however slight is not shared, we will not perceive our own plight.
- Teach one another to plant—recognizing our diversity—and a seed will not only take root: it will grow change.
- Presumption is a misplaced comfort.