Tuesday morning ramblings as the rain still falls…
Sure am hoping everyone is staying safe in all this rain… it is still raining in Florida;
the pool is overflowing so there is
NO NASCAR running around for the four-leggeds today!
A soggy week-end was had over Labor Day here, with yesterday having some intense and lovely rains, winds, thunder beings playing along with the Lightning that streaked the skies…
At time the sun was shining as all the above was just going strong!
I’m so sure the rainbow was out that I didn’t even look over my shoulder
I could feel it’s colors right around me though!
Tasks took us out on the roads and into the streets and it was rather interesting how folks were on this Labor day..
all trying to get those bargains,
few were what one would call
“kind” to those
putting in the work
As we were in line for one store
I couldn’t help be be intrigued by a woman in line… who was taking just too much time trying to get her “coupons worth”
insisting that the cashier was not giving her enough of her discount on a
It required a manager, who was then taken from “my line” to assist!
I of course then had to add my two cents by making the buzzer sound of a game show
say, “bzzz, final answer, “sucks to be u”, coupon wins!
Others in the line found that very funny,
hoped the lady would give it up
and the line resume,
the manager come to my line
we could just move on…
As the manager looked at me
with big eyes
after I said to her,
“wow, thanks for working on Labor day”!
I smiled leaving and winked at her,
“uh oh, the lady is still over there”!
She grimaced and whispered, “I know”!
People are just amazing aren’t they?
I mean really now,
how much more of a discount can one expect on a $2.99 item after already getting 40% off anyways?
what are they thinking?
so then it’s off to yet another store
where folks are just making faces at each other; complete strangers giving each other faces! Almost like someone is ready to smack you faces?
What’s up with that?
I was poised to make a right hand turn onto US19 when a woman in much too short shorts and a way to tight tank top was walking in FRONT of my car…
she started cussing me before she walked in front of my car, gave me a “hand gesture”, delayed in FRONT of my car, continuing to do the same, as she walked past my car???
I was hysterical laughing at this point
I remarked to my friend,
“what in the world; it is she who is walking!
Perhaps I should remind her that I did NOT run over her, I was sitting her in MY car while she is WALKING and running her mouth; my car is just sitting here”!
what was she thinking?
out of the raining and thunder and people just being crazy;
as we drove by the movie house we noticed the movie
was playing there still.
Quick… U turn at next place, and next thing you know, we were there to see that movie!
What a movie it was.
If you can,
SEE THIS MOVIE
IT is one of the best and hardest movies I have ever seen in my life.
I at times could NOT
breathe and did not think I could sit through it all.
It pained my senses, it violated my fabric of beliefs
it stood for
all that I am.
Can you imagine women who raised white folks babies, were treated worse than dirt;
but would hold and love little children
with complete love
and give them this message each day;
“You is Kind, You Is Sweet, You Is Important”.
Back in the day
Dr Martin Luther King
stood for civil rights
back in the day
back when Rosa rode in the back of the bus,
and when she “refused to”,
back when some decided that was just
wrong, WRONG wrong
and stood arm in arm
but it was
“back then and back when”
“coloreds and whites”
drank from different fountains
ate at different tables
BACK IN THE DAY
white folks entrusted their babies to these marvelous and phenomenal Black Women
did not allow them to pee in the same toilet, or eat at the same table.
See this movie,
prepare to remember; to cry
STAND FOR JUSTICE once again
you touch a child
or your child within
as you say
“I IS KIND
I IS SMART
I IS IMPORTANT”
I was exhausted after this movie; and when the credits filled the screen people left as the song played.
It was not just any song;
that spoke to the entire movie
that put it all together
MJ Blige put her heart stamp on
that spoke volumes
“THE HELP”; the women who are remarkable,
along with those who are out there
in the world
women that we may know
women that we are
who have walked through hell
women who are
now who they are
because of what they have been through.
“the Living Proof” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPpvdWOZZio&feature=related
Are you the
Live your best lives dear ones…
With intention, with gratitude and grace
in all you do, and all you are.
The sage is filling the air with
HOPE in the walk that you are on today,
may you keep your head up
you are the “Living Proof”
the “proof is in the puddin”
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