Tag Archive | courage
Strong or weak? States of vulnerability in America
Hello readers, I have been living, working, and raising my son in the United States for eleven years now, and I constantly run into the issue of self-protection. In other words, fear. I don’t think anyone feels safe in America, and I don’t think many feel safe to just be themselves, no matter what social media […]
Artist: Defender of Individual Liberties
Hello readers, In our hearts, we all crave freedom. The desire for freedom takes up permanent residence in a corner of our beings, bumping up to the desire for security. In the heart of the artist, the need for individual freedom is more often than not stronger than the need to assimilate into the group and be […]
Belonging: Is Community Necessary?
I loved reading Lois Lowry’s young adult books “The Giver” and “The Messenger”. The stories are simple, yet profound, and extremely important questions about humans living together in community and how we respect one another (or not) are raised. It seems as if the issues of hierarchy, power, greed, need, and vulnerability always rise up […]