Look at that face of mine? It’s not as bad as all that. Anyway. Stevie Wonder recorded a song by the same title, but his second line was “Won’t you tell me.” My second line is “why don’t you change for me.” Cause if you really love me then you’d want to please me. Hold on, hold on! This is only true when what I am asking you to change is good for you, Boo. It occurred to me just today that if I am meant for you then I am here to teach you something. I am here to help you be your best self. And I can and should say the hard things that no one else can or will say to you. So, if you really love me AND if you know what real love is then you will change. And in this case, you are changing for yourself and not for me. It’s just that because of your love for me I can seduce you to change. That’s only if I am THE ONE AND that’s if you really love me.
Take your own advice, because you know what it is that you need to do for things to get better. This is self-help at its finest!
What else can I say? It’s frustrating to have one thing after another happen. But it’s important to value those things why? Listen, now. It’s so short you could be listening right now.
Wow, that sounds deep, doesn’t it? And it is. About 400 plus years deep. But not so deep that we can’t transform it. I know, I know. Our fear is that if we change our approach to racism, it’ll let our White family members of the hook. Well not so much if you get what I’m offering. What will happen is that it’ll get us off the hook. The irony of this is that our ancestors knew who they were and acted out of that knowing. However, late 20th Century Black Americans have long been disconnected to the HOW in us. The spirit of knowing how to create change on a deeper level. Our ancestors knew how to “make it over” which is why we are here. Now, we’ve got to reconnect with that knowing and allow the “change to come”
As a Black woman, I knew that we have had and continue to have some struggles. But I had never thought about how deep the pain was until now. Listen.
Who are you really?
Yes, the world needs love, but it needs other things too. This is what I think.
Trees do speak. We just need to listen. Then we need to follow the wisdom of their suggestions.
This is what I think the world needs. But I wonder what you think it needs. Please share what you think the world needs and how we might supply that need.