Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Blech... And other uplifting thoughts

I've been not well.  Not super sick, just blech.  It's a bummer.  Tired, achy, yes, I admit it, whiney.

We are experiencing a serious cold snap.  Below zero. High winds.  The sort of weather that makes you want to hibernate.  My studio is in an added on portion of the house that just isn't as warm as the rest of the house.  And as I've already mentioned I feel icky and cold in a warm room.

So instead of spending some quality time in my studio, I am sitting in front of the computer, in sweats & two shirts & a double thick blanket.  But, at least I'm improving on the consistency of this blog, eh!

Well, enough whining.  Yesterday was inauguration day here in the US.  It's filled with historical references and protocol I am not well versed in, but I totally love it.

It was also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  I always feel a pull whenever I read his writings.  He was focused on Civil Rights, but his wisdom reaches across to all aspects of life.  Below is one of my favorite quotes and is where the name of the blog came from.  Enjoy.

And I say to you, I have also decided to stick to love. For I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind's problems. And I'm going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn't popular to talk about it in some circles today. I'm not talking about emotional bosh when I talk about love, I'm talking about a strong, demanding love. And I have seen too much hate. I've seen too much hate on the faces of sheriffs in the South. I've seen hate on the faces of too many Klansmen and too many White Citizens Councilors in the South to want to hate myself, because every time I see it, I know that it does something to their faces and their personalities and I say to myself that hate is too great a burden to bear. I have decided to love. If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love. And the beautiful thing is that we are moving against wrong when we do it, because John was right, God is love. He who hates does not know God, but he who has love has the key that unlocks the door to the meaning of ultimate reality.

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Thank you for sharing your kind thoughts!