This blog is helping me to discover more of who I am. My ‘life’s-stepping-stones’ are becoming visible to me. ‘Things’ are ‘falling into place’ quickly, in my world.
I am not prejudice.
And, I was raised in an all white farming community in Michigan.
Our county was known for KKK activity and ‘lynching’ blacks.
That was life back then.
We have come a LONG way!
Everything is changing and change comes slow.
My parents raised me to NOT be prejudice.
They taught me early on, “we all bleed the same!”
As in my post, OMG-self, my parents wanted to ‘break traditions’.
I never associate ‘the body’ to who you are. I do not see it!
I connect to you, by my heart.
Here is the mirror which opened my eyes:
When my boys were in grade school, they shared a friend, Kory. (I always met my kids friends and the parents.) As the years went on, we were no longer strangers to each other. One day, one of my kids mentioned that Kory was having a hard time with where he came from.
“Where he came from?” I inquired.
“He came from soul”, they told me.
“You mean, he has a soul”, I tried to clarify.
“No mom! Seoul, Korea. He is adopted. Can’t you tell?”
I had no idea that Kory was Korean and his parents were white.
I never saw it, until it was pointed out to me.
Then it was obvious.
So you see…..
I truly do not care what you look like or how you dress.
I am connecting to your heart.
For years, I have told people, “when I meet someone,
I ‘look into them’ and not ‘at them.”
Now I am understanding this much more.
And I suppose, there is a label that can be put onto this.
Go ahead if you want.
For myself, it does not matter.
It is what it is.
And that is okay.
This is who I am, just a bit different than most and
is that a feather in your hat?