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Peace…

Peace…

There are days when the smiles come easier than others…and days when they don’t come at all. The beauty of living within a society is that with each person you add each individual’s state of being creates a web where no two people are ever in the same state at any given moment, but are in close proximity to one another.

Why?

The logical conclusion?

We are a web of divergent moods, emotions, states of being…some up…some down…some middling…some soaring…and some crashing…

The beauty of a web is it’s ability to bend and twist..dip and flow…undulate…always the stronger connected to the weaker, and the weaker to the weakest…

Until the wind blows again…

And then it’s the weakest that’s the strongest, the strongest that’s the weakest…

And they help each other as they shift and glide through their ups and their downs…

That is the power of society…

The power to connect with one another and share each other’s burdens as they share ours…

And the burdens don’t seem so tiresome…

Because you have someone with whom you can laugh…

Someone with whom you can cry…

Someone you can be bored with…

Someone who can help you find peace by sharing a bit of theirs with you in those moments of darkness…

hugs

go out and connect….

we all need us now…

i love you… Russell G. Harris III

Repressed spirits gliding on tethered wings…release your bindings and soar as you should…spread your wings to their true breadth and show your fears that you too…are much larger than your mortal coil…and they hold no dominion over you! and if your bonds do seem too tight… find a hug… and try again tomorrow…

Capoeira Angola in Richmond

Capoeira Angola Liberation Movement has classes 8-930pm on Mondays and 7:00-8:30pm on Fridays at the Shady Grove YMCA at: 11255 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen 23059 phone: (804) 270-3866 Look forward to seeing you all soon and please spread the word.

Red Herrings?

So…am I the only one that has considered the possibility that Cooch is just doin high profile stupid stuff to keep us from addressing actual issues?

What are some of the things he’s doing that will actually have an effect on the lives of Virginians? (not rhetorical I could use some info)

I’m just getting the distinct feeling of flashy movements with one hand to stir the ire of the general populace while the other hand is pointing out our kidney to the back alley black market organ harvesters that we REALLY should be worrying about…

For example, declaring April as Confederate history month caused a stink but…really…how did it change anything else in Richmond? Monument Ave is a daily celebration of Confederate history so…as much as it sucked to consider the possibility of an official month I think it’s safe to say we all have come to terms with the much sadder reality of the fact that we wade through Confederate history with every stride we take through this city…so while I can understand an initial knee-jerk WTF? I wonder what window of opportunity for dasterdliness we afforded him with our predictable latching on to an issue that at the end of the day had nothing to do with more jobs, serious healthcare issues or the vast myriad of other issues that I (imagine) must be plaguing our fair state…

Insecurities

Upon waking this morning I was greeted, as usual, by my own insecurities and anxieties. They assured me they would not be going anywhere anytime soon so…we sat and shared a cup of Earl Grey with honey and enjoyed the familiarity of each other’s company.

A detached observation of beauty:

The moment I saw you the universe fell away for a moment and I found myself floating there in the nothingness created by your existence…drawn back to the world of the now knowing it was the only way I’d have a chance to see you once more and be blown away all over again…

Capoeira Angola Liberation Movement Spring Jogo 1

Capoeira Angola in Richmond =) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2Z8MRcHqHw&feature=youtube_gdata We’re at the Shady Grove YMCA Fridays from 7:00pm-8:30pm Free for YMCA members $5 if not

Sunday at the Byrd

> World Peace…and Other 4th Grade Achievements. Sunday afternoon, Apri > l 25, 2 p.m. at the Byrd Theater in Carytown. > > Admission: $5 > > Following the film, Hunter and filmmaker Chris Farina will conduct a > short discussion. > > This film details the work of master educator John Hunter. An > African-American educated in segregated schools, Hunter was one of > seven students to integrate a previously all-white Chesterfield > middle school. He later attended VCU, and began developing his game > while teaching in the Richmond Public Schools, where he was honored > with the R.E.B Award. Hunter’s exposure to Gandhian principles of n > on-violence during travels to India, China and Japan led him to cons > ider what he could do as a teacher to build a more peaceful world. > > The movie follows Hunter and his students as they tackle the World > Peace Game, an eight-week classroom simulation Hunter has developed > over the past twenty years. It documents the open, accepting, and > extraordinarily demanding environment Hunter creates in his > classroom, and the intense involvement of the thirty fourth-graders > as they work through the simulation. > > You will love this movie! Don’t miss it. > Paul Fleisher, assistant to the director > Richmond Peace Education Center > www.rpec.org >

Healing =)

I guess the best way to describe it is that I still have the memories of the future that I imagined with her…so while I am moving on..i’m taking my time to make sure I come down from this high slowly..and be ready to take off again to new heights after I have packed away those memories properly…