My memory fails me in recalling the circumstances for which I was given the card at the attached link below. At the time, Ken, an Alpha, and I had wonderful conversations about God, spirituality, the universe – life! I have kept it all these many years as it is truly one of my favorites. You’ll understand why in a couple of minutes, do read on. Click and Read here first: Desiderata
When I first heard of the news of Trayvon’s death, I didn’t say much. I didn’t text, email, nor call anyone as I was simply – stunned! And as the days have gone on and the marches and protests continue, I became less stunned and increasingly incensed at this…this…slaughter! There had to be something soothing for my soul. And lo and behold I stumbled across one of my favorite poems – Desiderata. I was then calmed. This poem took me to a place of peace. And although if but for a moment I found peace, Trayvon’s story is certainly proof of the shams, drudges, and broken dreams that continue to manifest in the world. So maintaining a sense of peace is a roller coaster that rants and rages on within me and thousands of others for justice. However, in this moment, if but for a moment, Desiderata is my place of peace. – Period, Case-Closed!