March 26, 2015 Post
It took a moment to get my creative juices flowing again. As a trained Traditional African Griot, my words must be used to heal, enlighten, or educate. Therefore, I share this inspirational piece on what spring means to me. Spring is the time when all things in life that were asleep becomes awaken. It is the time when all the creatures of the earth come out of hibernation, reminding us that they are a part of God’s creation. These creepy, crawling creatures take their place in this world without wonder or confusion, they know their purpose and place. Nature reminds us of the simplicity and beauty of life. In nature we get to see the external beauty; the flowers, rose bushes, the butterflies, green grass, and humming birds. But as human beings, we must not only see the external beauty of life but practice daily to see the internal beauty that brings about love and compassion for one another.
The book I will share with you is “No Mirrors In My Nana’s House” by Ysaye M. Barnwell. This soulfully and up beat book shares a simple message about beauty. The mirror is symbolic of how we view one another and judge each other. Imagine if there were no mirrors in your house or in the world, how would you judge and know beauty? This is a great read to share with children to practice and live each day celebrating their internal beauty. What a gift to the world if we all practice seeing the beauty in all things; Just because it is a part of God’s creation.
Enjoy the sweet lyrics to this story. Share your comments.
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