OT ~ Welcome to Saturday!
on swinging porch
where tin-dippers and
in cool touches
from hand dug wells.
“Our origins are of the earth. And so there is in us a deeply seated response to the natural universe, which is part of our humanity” ~ Rachel Carson
Good morning good people,
Writing on the fly this morning as things got in the way last evening and words would not flow. Something a Texas Parrish priest said on cable this week rolls in my being, upsetting me and upon returning to Carson's quote this morning her use of humanity cleared the way a little.
Humanity is natural. As natural as the umbilical connection between mother and child, undeniably natural. And in this context of nature, i ask along with millions "Why separate children from their parents when asylum seekers plead for a place of peace, a life separate from strafes left behind thousands of miles away in many cases?
Inhumane isn't large enough word, it is unnatural, a cardinal disruption which speaks volumes about the people of the US of A.
The priest is acquainted with the 1400 overflowing former Walmart prison. Some of the children apparently attend his services as well.
"The children tell me that they are happy to have a roof over their head and three meals a day," the priest said to the journalist.
A roof over their head and three meals a day...can't stop thinking about this and all that it implies; happy to have food and shelter... how bout mother and what do toddlers say?
In a world where nearly 20 people are forcibly displaced every minute, the UN refuge agency says we are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.
An unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.
There are also 10 million stateless people who have been denied a nationality and access to basic rights such as education, healthcare, employment and freedom of movement.
And here in our country, our overlords send the world a message or so they reason sitting in gilded halls eating fat so thick as to remove themselves from nature becoming non-beings to me.
Perhaps a new message stirs in the wind waiting for delivery as only Mother knows how, i pray so.
Thanks for letting me share this morning.