“Gaaaaahhhhd bless AAAA-mer-ika!” Tal’s voice is strong after a solid rest. “Laaaaand that I luuuv!” Nia joins in. “Stand beside her!” “And guide her… through the night with the light… from above!” Her history is full of errors but with each mistake she has learned and has marched forward onward toward a goal of security and peace and a society of free men where the understanding that all men are created equal, an understanding that all men whatever their race, color, or religion be given an equal opportunity to serve themselves and each other according to their needs and abilities.
I am grateful to live in a country where I can read what I like, write from my heart, and grow into my potential.
I am grateful for the courageous, who have fought to make such freedom possible.
Good morning Gail!
Thanks for today’s love letter, especially the quote at the end. Marion Konishi’s full graduation speech, as valedictorian, for me amplified the portions in the post.
I read the speech as a lesson in forgiveness, looking forward (not back), and the skillful application of love and understanding to challenging life circumstances.
Is the pictured barn a stock photo?