Even In Mississippi (G-uno)

A well written and thought provoking post.

idioglossia: the blog

As she sat in her rocking chair a far away look that has become all to common to me these days, covered her face. Her rocking intensified along with the lines in her face. “I don’t hate anyone, in fact I feel sorry for a soul so filled with hatred.” When she is like this I find us both transported back into another time. She is vessel that transports us. Fueled by her vivid memories of years gone by.
“He had been drinking, something I suspect he did to cover the pain he held for hating himself. In my day black folks lived together in certain areas away from the sight of those without color. He knew this, it made it easier to find us after he swallowed the last drop that fueled his hate. We all knew this man, and we had become accustomed to his pattern.”
Then her…

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Memorial Day 2016

Art by Rob Goldstein
The Veteran’s Mural Project in Shannon Alley

“Congress should stop treating veterans like they’re asking for a hand out when it comes to the benefits they were promised, and they should realize that, were it not for these veterans, there would be nothing to hand out.” —Nick Lampson

Art by Rob Goldstein
The Veteran’s Mural Project in Shannon Alley

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Art by Rob Goldstein
The Veteran’s Mural Project in Shannon Alley

Caring for veterans shouldn’t be a partisan issue. It should an American one. Jennifer Granholm