Death is certain and it’s only a matter of time before I’ll be in Rest Haven covered in a blanket of flowers. So, what do I want to create today? What are my “What If?” possibilities? Cynthia’s transformation is a wake up call for me. Married to the Covid Pandemic Lockdown of the past year, I’m reevaluating what’s important and what’s not. For me, it’s walking out my sweet momma’s prayer for me to learn, teach, share and heal by dyeing cloth and stitching. The history transferred through textiles is an important cultural artifact worth persevering for indigenous Carolina people. We are what we create with our hands to wear and cover our bodies! Our history with natural dyes, twine weaving and stitching predates First Contact. It’s those traditions that I want to share, safe guard, and to keep sacred.
Yesterday was The National Day of Prayer, and the day when the Bible is read aloud. I read from the Greatest Letter ever written, Romans. It was a spiritual moment reading the Bible out loud, Live on Facebook. It’s so much pain and suffering on Facebook that witnessing God’s Word live can bring unity and healing. My prayer is for God’s Divine Mercy through unity and healing for every living being on planet Earth. Everyday is Earth Day, because we all live on planet Earth together. It’s one race of people, the human race. Our ethnic backgrounds, customs, languages and songs are different but all our bodies work the same way. God’s Word can also help put an end to The Big Lie. Because living with The Big Lie has emptied out hell, and is making us live with all manner of demons. We need to keep our eyes on the prize, and stand for justice and equality for all citizens.