Sunday, September 19, 2010

Eyes Wide Open

The following excerpt is from the following website:

Eyes Wide Open, the American Friends Service Committee’s widely-acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, features a pair of empty boots honoring each U.S. military casualty. The exhibit started in January 2004 when the US casualties in Iraq numbered 500 as a local project in Chicago. As the casualties grew so did the exhibit and it toured the country extensively until May 2007, when the casualties in Iraq numbered 3500 and it was determined to split the exhibit up into smaller state-based exhibits. Eyes Wide Open has been seen by millions of people across the country and has involved thousands of volunteers.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Flower Child at HEART

Dedicated to all the Women in the tradition of Quality (As is my Love Shirin Quddus Muhammad)

Heart Prints

Whatever our hands touch -

We leave fingerprints!

On walls, on furniture

On doorknobs, dishes, books.

There's no escape.

As we touch we leave our identity.
Wherever I go today

Help me leave heartprints!

Heartprints of compassion

Of understanding and love.
Heartprints of kindness

And genuine concern.

May my heart touch a lonely neighbor

Or a runaway daughter

Or an anxious mother

Or perhaps an aged grandfather.
Send me out today

To leave heartprints.

And if someone should say,"I felt your touch,"

May they also sense the love

that is deep within my heart.

by an Unknown...but deeply felt

P.s - My are a TONE SETTER.....don't let the foolish of the world get you down....God is on our side.