Thursday, June 17, 2010

It's in the eyes


Have you ever seen a face that looked like home? Have you ever seen a pair of eyes that looked like home? Or heard a voice that sounded like home? I have and I realized then that we are trained from birth to jump into the rat race and focus on what isn't important. Like what we can buy. Or what we wear. Or what zip code our house is in.

When what is truly important is finding home in a face or in a pair of eyes or in a voice or in a touch. That's what life is truly about and those are the only things we can take with us.


5 comments:

Don said...

I had just mentioned this last week to a woman about how the eyes are truly the windows to one's soul. whether that which is seen is good, bad, or ugly ... it cannot be denied the significance of one's eyes. they speak VOLUMES.

Francis L. Holland Blog said...

Val, I saw your comment about Obama and the beer over at Field Negro, and I just had to say:

If Obama says the officer overreacted and then white people all over America say Obama is sticking up for Blacks against whites, THEN Obama will invite the white police officer and the Black female teenager to the White House.

The invite to the White House for beer only occurs when whites beat us down, we object, Obama steps in, and then white America tells Obama to shut f****** his mouth.

And then Obama says to himself, 'Well those whites are the majority of voters, so I better invite this color-aroused antagonist to the White House so everyone knows I can get along with ALL whites - even those who are cross-burning members of the Klu Klux Klan.'

Let Obama make a statement about the beat down of this girl, feelç the white backlash (because the police are always right) and then the girl and the white officer who punched a teenage girl in the face for jaywalking will both get invited to the White House.

I'm betting that Obama will just stay out of it, rather than express his real feelings and then have to backtrack, stand down, and bow down to America's white majority.

Val said...

@Don

You're right about the eyes. You can see so much just by really looking into someone's eyes.



@Francis

I agree with you. That was the point of my comment. Obama, I think, decided long ago that politically it's bad for him to show any sort of understanding toward the Black communities in this country.

I knew this when he was approached by the CBC about the unemployment situation for many Blacks. His response was basically that he believed in trickle down economics. And that once the economy was on the right track everyone would gain. Which is a big lie. But one he told for the benefit of Whites.

And had Obama had any sort of right thinking about African Americans he would have actually done something after the Gates situation. If he had put together police and members from Black communities to talk about police abuse and how to stop it then we all may have benefited.

I suppose the Gates thing was what finally turned me off to Obama. He used us to get elected and he's made the political calculation that no matter what we'll vote for him again, so we get nothing.

Reggie said...

This is true!!!

Val said...

@Reggie

Unfortunately.

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Soldier Of Love

I've lost the use of my heart
But I'm still alive
Still looking for the life
The endless pool on the other side
It's a wild wild west
I'm doing my best

I'm at the borderline of my faith,
I'm at the hinterland of my devotion
In the frontline of this battle of mine
But I'm still alive

I'm a soldier of love.
Every day and night
I'm soldier of love
All the days of my life

I've been torn up inside (oh!)
I've been left behind (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound
(oooh oohhh)

I know that love will come (that love will come)
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love (soldier of love)
Every day and night
I'm a soldier of love
All the days of my life

I am lost
But I don't doubt (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound

I know that love will come
I know that love will come
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(4x)

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(3x)

Still waiting for love to come

Miss Keri Baby!

Tracee!

Solange!

Solange!
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un·for·get·ta·ble: Earning a permanent place in the memory; memorable: an unforgettable experience.

Alicia says...

Rest in Peace Mitrice

Rest in Peace Mitrice
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