Friday, July 8, 2016

An Arc Of Love

That's four of our grandchildren in today's header photo.
They are a rainbow, an arc of love and acceptance standing next to an ocean, on a shore of this hate filled country that they live in.
The differences between those who live in this country are as deep and as wide as that ocean, and closing the great divide between those who love and those who hate here in the U.S. due to skin color may never come to fruition when you consider that it's been 153 years since Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, and yet those of dark skin are STILL being killed by men who for some reason hate and fear them.

I live in the southern part of the state of Virginia, and I know people who cannot open their mouth to speak about people with dark skin without hatefulness falling from their lips.  Having dark skinned grandchildren that I love, and whose color I do not see until an innocent black man is shot four times within the confines of his car, completely unable to defend himself, and THEN I worry for the future safety of my granddaughter and most especially my grandson.

 I'm seeking a peaceful world and have been since the peace and love movement of the 60's.
Some would say... well, good luck with that!
I doubt that total acceptance between the races of this world will happen in my lifetime, but if my grandchildren have any chance in spreading peace and acceptance, then you can bet that they most certainly will since it's been instilled in them from day one on this earth.
The world is getting smaller as the population still continues to grow, so tuck in your elbows and make room for neighbors in a rainbow of colors.
Peace and Love, or at least just be nice!!


  1. Listen up . . .
    Peace and Love . . .
    This was "the best" . . .

  2. I agree with your post...and no one knows any better than myself how much a grandchild is loved by their Grandmothers and Granddads...we have 10...
    It seems that we can no longer speak about things that WE feel is a fact without being looked-down on, accused of being raciest or worse. I however do speak my mind and my beliefs...I was so proud of the strides the black people have made over many years...I feel they were being accepted as much as any whites. Our President has divided whites and blacks thru his 8 yrs more than anything else could. I feel he has brought black people many steps backwards and it breaks my heart. I know a lot of people don't agree with my way of thinking and if not, I hope they can show me I am wrong.

  3. Hello, I am visiting from Lynne's blog Irish Garden House. What a great post and well said. I agree about the make room for neighbors in a rainbow of colors. I wish for peace and love all around the world. too. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  4. it. Well said, my friend.

  5. I want what you want but I fear that the ones who hate are louder than the ones who love/accept/embrace one another. I don't know what the solutions is, but when I look at your beautiful country and read about what is happening I am so very sad for you.

  6. I also have mixed race grandchildren and like you, it's very upsetting. I'm afraid there is NO meeting of the minds on this subject and those that are who they are and think the way they think will just have to die out! This takes time. Thankfully a lot of those with the LOUD voices are hopefully the oldest and won't be here much longer. I doubt you can prove me wrong on this one. There is NO changing them. I've probably said too much already...but I just cannot understand the hate. I don't want to anymore. I just want them all to pass on through and take it all with them.
    You know? In the meantime, we live in fear. There are none so blind as those that will NOT see.
    Time will take care of it..but it seems so unfair.

  7. Just found your blog and am enjoying reading your posts. This one is especially poignant and I agree 100% Peace and love or at least just be nice! YES!