Firmament, Feeling, Faceless

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What does your Firmament consist of? For some it is on that which is within. For most is our family and friends. For a blessed few it is exploration-Free Thinking; travel-cultural exchange; open eyes-open minds. None of us however come close to understanding the vastness that our firmament is part of, all the peoples, all the world, all the universe. The humanity and in-humanity.

Most live in our Feelings of what the world, our firmament is. These feelings have been shaped by our culture, our primaries; family and friends, cities, counties, states and countries, sub-groups of the whole.

We are limited by our experience and exposure, making rash, sometimes bigoted and unfounded decisions about the larger firmament of our planet and all of its’ peoples without any true knowledge obtained. Mostly it based in fears and segregation.

With Modernity and its technology, we can no longer look into a Faceless people in a distant land emotionless, unless there is no humanity nurtured with us. That person has been suppressed within us by oppressive, closed minded and bigoted authorities in our lives.

Turning our heads or burying them in the sand is no longer an option. Building walls is no longer and option. War is no longer an option, unless we choose not to change our Feelings and remain in our shells segregated from humanity at large.

Our options, now, are: diplomacy, understanding, empathy and love. Without seeing the worlds faces we not only deny their humanity but also our own.

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She Bop!

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In the early 1980’s a vocalist wrestled her way to the top of the charts. She was unique. She was outspoken. She opened up herself and sang songs like “Boy Blue” and “True Colors” bringing a raw unfiltered experience to a world that was grappling with the onset of the new epidemic AIDS.

Cyndi Lauper has never ending strength with her support for those in need. Those underserved. Those at risk. Those marginalized. And she has never thought once about not being that advocate. It is her true heart.

“What’s going on”? Is an anthem, a remake of a Marvin Gaye song, that sang a new truth into the words that “Only Love can Conquer Hate”.

I want to thank Cyndi for all her support to those of us who have needed and are still in need.

If you would like to show your support, I invite you to support her True Colors Fund https://truecolorsfund.org/