It is a Tuesday. Beautiful things are happening in the world around me! With that I've found myself in a place of feeling the complexities and pain of social human issues.
In the community I'm from in NY the powers that be have no problem with gun control.
Being present is good for my health.
The other day I was walking home and saw the most bold and bright purple in this set of flowers.
There was no way I could just pass them by. I stood and admired the brightness and boldness and even the shades of purple within. It was on that moment I was reminded of this exchange between these two women (Ms. Celie and Sug Avery).
Now I don't believe God is pissed when we pass it by. However it was a reminder to take time, pause and experience the real. To admire the handiwork of God and stand in admiration. When I say experience the real I mean, non fabricated experiences that are constructed for our comfort and pleasure. Rather experiences that are not necessarily constructed, such as standing at the foot of a vast body of water. Or watching the sky paint a masterpiece as the sun rises and sets. These are real and the creator of all is the artist, the divine God, that leaves me in awe at the wonders of nature and the real of His creation.
Have you seen or read the Color Purple? What is your take on that excerpt? Favorite part?
She's been institutionalized so long she forgot what freedom really ways. But she was also a part of an Institution in which she was not free to be.