“HAVE YOU HEARD THE BABIES CRY?”

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The humankind mothers of the before times and the mothers in this moment heard their child’s first cry. How each mother answered that wail is still ringing in their ears. On Mother Earth it is expected that each newborn comes with tears to shed for all that each of us will encounter throughout our life. Yet the total tears destined to be shed are equally in the hands of those who are the baby’s caretakers.

Since I am not qualified to speak for the varied mothers in the Animal Kingdom, I will not. But I will add that in my international travels the babies in each pride we encountered are sheltered and violently protected; even at the cost of their parent’s life. And yes, even some spiders who give their own body as food to allow their many babies to survive.

Yes, worldwide health issues silence many a newborn’s first cry. Yes, there are those who try to help yet cannot due to a lack of knowledge, religion, fear of immunizations, corruption, and the silenced voice of women. I am certain you have your own list so I won’t continue.

But in America, so far, we have national and state and county programs and courts of law, and law firms, family counseling, etc. to protect that first cry of a newborn. Yet, the criteria within these well-intentioned agencies cannot and do not hear nor see the babies cry.

“Have You Heard The Babies Cry?” If so, how many total tears are we willing to tolerate on their behalf? First we will hear their whimper and then their scream.

“OUR WORLD TRAVELED…”

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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.