Sunday, June 26, 2011

I'm sailing right behind...

Yes, like a bridge over troubled water.... What a beautiful song!!
Well this is exactly where I am today, I am behind freedom flotilla II heading to Gaza. The power of imagination, and where it can lead you :). Why am I there? Well, I could try to explain, but I wouldn't do it as well as writer Alice Walker who explains it in her blog. It is as if she is speaking my mind. She will be in one of the 10 boats heading to Gaza trying to break this blockade that makes the life condition of 1.5 millions people (including children) inhuman. You can read the full post here: http://alicewalkersgarden.com/blog/ This year has been a very interesting one for me, in term of learning how one can stay true to himself despite of threats and fear that these threats can bring. Human right activist's lives are threatened everyday, everywhere in the world, and yet they continue their actions. I so much appreciate the action of these men and women, and I want my children, my family, my friends and the world to know it because this is who I am and this is what I want to be reminded as: A HUMAN BEING WHO CARES. And I will finish by this quote from Nelson Mandela: “For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

3 comments:

Gary Heller said...

A beautiful post! Love the image and the song reference goes so well.
Your support of the wonderul and necessary cause is admirable.
Good words by Mandela!

i've been so lacking in blogging, but trying to get back with it and revist my old blogging buddies who I have admired so much in the past.

regards!

Gary

angelshair said...

Thank you Gary :), happy to see you back, I missed you!

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