“A Brave And Startling Truth”

We, this people, on a small and lonely planet
Traveling through casual space 
Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns 
To a destination where all signs tell us 
It is possible and imperative that we learn 
A brave and startling truth
And when we come to it 
To the day of peacemaking 
When we release our fingers 
From fists of hostility 
And allow the pure air to cool our palms 
We, this people, on this small and drifting planet 
Whose hands can strike with such abandon 
That in a twinkling, life is sapped from the living 
Yet those same hands can touch with such healing, irresistible tenderness 
That the haughty neck is happy to bow 
And the proud back is glad to bend 
Out of such chaos, of such contradiction 
We learn that we are neither devils nor divines 
When we come to it 
We, this people, on this wayward, floating body 
Created on this earth, of this earth 
Have the power to fashion for this earth 
A climate where every man and every woman 
Can live freely without sanctimonious piety 
Without crippling fear 
When we come to it 
We must confess that we are the possible 
We are the miraculous, the true wonder of this world 
That is when, and only when 
We come to it..
~ Maya Angelou A Brave and Startling Truth

thanks to Coyote Prime and Alex Noble

....from her heart

A few Fridays ago my daughter Erin and I went to the local elementary/junior high school at lunch time to give the children an opportunity to sign a banner to ask the Japanese government to put a stop to the taking of dolphins for captivity..... to stop the slaughter of the dolphin not pretty enough to perform in marine parks around the world.

Close to 400 children love dolphins...see the magic in them...we heard that repeatedly from the little and bigger girls, "ohhh, I love dolphins!"....
Well they need our help.
September 1 was the beginning of this horror at the cove in Tiaji, Japan.

 Erin has turned over a lot of her energy to putting an end to the annual 6 month slaughter.
Last Thursday, the day they beginning killing the dolphins in The Cove, she arrived in San Francisco for the peaceful protest she was responsible for putting together in front of the the Japanese Consulate.  

The petition some of you may have signed, along with the kid's banner, was put into the hands of the gentleman who came out to receive them.  
There was an excellent turn out.  Erin worked hard at putting the information out there.

 And needless to say I am very proud of her.  

From a FB reader....

Hi Erin, I was so touched by some of your posts recently and the heart felt passion you have for protecting life on our planet. 
I appreciate the depth of your emotion...
it feels sometimes that we are just "dust in the wind".

I want to share this recent note I posted on my wall just hours was about a synchrononistic find I happened upon while going through old documents on my computer... It is a bit long but truly valuable information that will help energize you. 
Erin, Thank you for your big beautiful wide open loving heart....all earthlings rejoice each time it beats! Be empowered, my friend, because your expanding love is what will save the never fails!! 

                                                   Dolphin Smiles and Whale Hugs,Lanis

the note

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