Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This Is It

This is it. This is the time to let it all go. The fears and the worries and the oh-my-God-what-will-they-think-of-me self torment. This is the time to curl my toes over the edge of the cliff, fondle the rip cord and jump. Because to remain on the edge, in the illusion of safety, is a very ineffective place to be. Because my Mother now has cancer. Because the right of a woman to have complete sovereignty over her body is being threatened by an old man and his pink-lipped pit bull. Because too many Americans are ignorant and slovenly and brainwashed by drug-pushing media.
So I will soar. To the best of my ability. To the extent my quelled fears will allow.
I will raise up my Mother's energy and spirits. I will cook for her. I will love her fiercely and infuse her with hope and a promise that no matter what...no matter what...her heart and soul are safe and loved.
I will vote for Barack Obama. I will support the idea of freedom of choice, of diplomacy in foreign relations, of respect for the environment. I will support a minority figure in American government because We The People have forgotten we are all equal.
Come to the edge with me. Dare to effect change in the world. Dare to effect change in your country, in your town, in your family. Demonstrate hope. Give love. Turn off the TV. Vote.

4 comments:

  1. susan@80o10/28/2008

    May God be constantly in the mix with you and your mum as she rises above this challenge.

    First step: get rid of every single chemical-laden household cleaner, detergent, spray, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, paper towels, TP, etc., in her house and switch to organic. Same with all processed, packaged, canned, and frozen foods.

    Do not buy anything vinyl; it contains cancer-causing PCBs. Chemicals cause cancer; I'm absolutely convinced they are the reason for cancer's ridiculous proliferation.

    PS: My politics are aligned with yours. I hope BHO wins by a bloody landslide.

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's illness, Graciel. My thoughts and prayers are with you and with her as she fights back against this.

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  3. I'm sending positive energy to you and your Mom. I'll light a candle for her tonight.

    You will both triumph over this!!

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  4. i am walking to the edge, too...slowly, but surely, and i hear there is an amazing view from there... i look forward to seeing it and reflecting there, then i will take that peace, tuck it in my heart and walk some more, to where ever life leads... knowing that this is it, this is my life to live, my path to walk....my voice, my heart, my love to share.
    it warms my heart to know you are there at the edge, changing the world for the better.
    love to you and your mom. xo
    misty

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I always appreciate the time you take to comment on my blog. Thank you for stopping by. Peace from my heart to yours. xo, Graciel