love and heretics

It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness

The Exchange of Flowers

We each have the ability to make a connection with another.

They may not be the same, or believe the same, or be anything at all like us…

But with a little effort, we can understand, we can reach in, listen, hear, and share

swapping a story a piece of our life, a patch of our soul, unfolding the petals of the flower of our life story…

and in that moment in time exchange a piece of ourself, with the “other” and receive a piece of them in return.

It is in this moment we are able to see past “us and them”, and see a bigger picture

We are all part of the whole, part of the sea crashing on the shore, the ocean depths of humanity….

So this day, I challenge you to exchange a “flower” , a story, a piece of you

with someone who is different and not the same, and receive from them in return

an understanding of who they are….

a friend out of an enemy? possible?

“If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”~Atticus Finch -To Kill a Mockingbird

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  1. Reblogged this on bigdaddylabegl.

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