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!!