Saturday, December 29, 2007
hypnotic dancing to and fro
holiday parties, old but new
childhood friends know what to do.
leave the city, let freedom ring
sun bronzing skin as voices sing
bellies full of family's love
lying in fields with stars above.
driving back, energies high
see you next time and not goodbye
as fresh air rejuvenates uncertainties flee
and the peace of spirit flows through me.
inhale out, winding down
cricket chirping a familiar sound
favorite movies come to end
soon for sleep new day begin...
what a beautifully satiating christmas.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
a beautiful symbol of compassion and love (read and then watch video):
Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son team from Massachusetts who together compete just about continuously in marathon races. And if they're not in a marathon they are in a triathlon - that daunting, almost superhuman, combination of 26.2 miles of running, 112 miles of bicycling, and 2.4 miles of swimming. Together they have climbed mountains, and once trekked 3,735 miles across America.
It's a remarkable record of exertion - all the more so when you consider that Rick can't walk or talk.
At Rick's birth in 1962 the umbilical cord coiled around his neck and cut off oxygen to his brain. Dick and his wife, Judy, were told that there would be no hope for their child's development.
For the past twenty five years or more Dick, who is 65, has pushed and pulled his son across the country and over hundreds of finish lines. When Dick runs, Rick is in a wheelchair that Dick is pushing. When Dick cycles, Rick is in the seat-pod from his wheelchair, attached to the front of the bike. When Dick swims, Rick is in a small but heavy, firmly stabilized boat being pulled by Dick.
They have been competing ever since, at home and increasingly abroad. Generally they manage to improve their finishing times. "Rick is the one who inspires and motivates me." Dick said.
More info on Team Hoyt @ http://www.teamhoyt.com/
Saturday, December 8, 2007
(www.mutulushakur.com) / (www.myspace.com/mutulushakur)
i want to take the time to say thank you to everyone for your continuous letters of support and all of your encouragement.
please continue to keep him in your prayers/meditations/thoughts as he goes, once again, to fight for his, and our, freedom...
also, please keep in your hearts my brother kamel, his father herman bell, and the rest of the SF8.
(http://www.freethesf8.org) / (www.myspace.com/freesf8)
FREE EM' ALL!
"we are not dispirited. in fact, we are empowered by our resistance. aim high and go all out!"
-dr. mutulu shakur
peace and blessings / love and light.