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Being in the Moment:
by Lori C. Brown | 2009
I have just experienced an angel, in her own right; reminds me that people are still good. They still have the drive to want to help people, and have compassion towards all.
I gaze at my computer, contemplating a shallow thought. My vision breaks; I am startled by my cell phone. I look and grow excited to see who is calling me, but I am unprepared for the conversation that lies ahead. As I yelp "HI" I hear tears on the other end of the line; tears of sadness. She informs me of what is happening in the world to children, women and all. She can't help but to speak in short breathes. Expressing her thoughts of what she feels would have been our only hope for women, Hillary Clinton, is no longer a choice in presidency. She has followed her, knows her, and tells me how intelligent Hillary is. A woman who can make a change! She grows antsy with me on the phone, and declares her servitude to human rights. She weeps again.
She asks me, as I can hear the tears drip down her face, why is this happening to children, why are they getting sexually abused and sold to people as sex slaves. She cries until she has no more air, breathes and says "I sit here and I am not doing anything." I console and remind her of what she has done and what she is aspiring to do will help many people around the world. It is not good enough though, she is soundless, and flashes back to her past. I hear a hefty gulp, for a second she has hope and breathes back in life. She questions why there isn't being more done to stop these appalling actions; they are children. People are dying...
As I listen on the other end I am silent, tears begin to cultivate in my eyes, I cannot see. My heart cries with her.
Being in the Moment helps you remember your place in the world, as well as reminding you of what is happening globally. Take the time out to help, listen, and love people. As Gandhi once said: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." You, and you alone, have the ability to make the smallest acts of love be the largest acts of change.
Safe journeys to you all, love and peace, L.
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