This evening I'm off to the UK for a smashing lil' time with my boyfriend over the 4th of July holiday. It's so very unamerican to be visiting the UK over the 4th and I'm totally fine with that. I'll still post while I am away but with a british accent! x.
I think if he were alive today, Martin Luther King, Jr. would have spoken up for the Gay Men and Women in America who are fighting for Equal Rights. The quote below rings as true today as did when it was uttered from his mouth more than 30 years ago. It seems someone is always fighting for Equal Rights - it's the players in this tug of war that change.
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward
the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the
tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
In January, my friend Jason traveled to Peru with his longtime friend and creative comradeJon Marro.Jasonwrote about it on his blog,Freshness Factor Five Thousand, and as usual he is thought provoking, honest and heartfelt.
Jason prefaced the video with the following: "In January of 2009, I traveled to Peru with Artist/Activist Jon Marro, founder of BlendApparel.com. Part of our journey included a 4 day walk to Macchu Picchu. With us was, Adrean, our fearless Indiana Jones'esque Spiritual Guide who performed ceremonies for Protection and Peace to heighten our awareness of the energy that connects us all. This video is my playful version of James Cameron's Avatar. Listen closely to what Adrean tells us about being brothers living on the body of our mother earth who IS ALIVE. Pause the film on the Polaroid as it reveals quite possibly, the spirits known as "the Apus," the ancestors who abide by our prayers. The picture shows a golden light beaming from our hearts and hovering over our heads. To me, it is the obvious - Love is All Around and We Are All Connected."
Watch the video and take a little trip. Enjoy. Thanks Jasonfor letting me share your journey with my readers.xo.