Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Thoughts -

Rilke wrote in Letters to a Young Poet that "Everything is gestation and then bringing forth."

Everything!!   I consider that today, Martin Luther King day, as we all gestate in our own way as to what this day means to us.  Many are working.  Others are not.  Where are the speech-writers of today, the visionaries, peace-makers, unifiers?

I consider this in terms of the birthing of children.  If our children, "our" children,  are seen as a stopping point, as an end-point, as, fulfillment fulfilled, then, what does that do?  If,  instead,  we see everything as "gestation and then bringing forth," won't we continue to evolve?  Won't we meet what comes forth with renewing curiosity?   Won't we put aside some of our prehistoric fears around change, and reach to embrace what emerges when all races and cultures are viewed as equal, and our children are trusted to choose?

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