“There is a crack in everything”

[“What Are We Asked To Do?” One Child’s Answer*; March, 2017]

Yeah. It’s broke. It’s been broke a long time. (Some of us pretended otherwise. We can’t now.)

Some of us are broke, too. Just getting by. Phone calls, marching, showing up, being public, getting arrested? Too public. Too dangerous. Too much. Yet we know broke. Better than anyone. We never pretended.

So, yeah. Okay. Right. It’s broke. Let’s fix it. Let’s help fix this. Together. With every act of resistance let’s celebrate our collective power; our interconnectedness. But as we interrupt, resist, show up, may we never, not for one moment, forget our brothers and sisters who would be right alongside us. With us. If they could.

*At a Friends Meeting at Cambridge retreat this past weekend in Alfred, Maine.



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  1. Dear Patricia,

    Well, hello, there, Patricia, my so, so very For Always dearly precious and awesomely special soul sisterfriend who you’re For Always so, so very much!!!! Wow, Patricia, wow I am just so, so very encouraged, emboldened, and uplifted by this absolutely beautiful, and very inspiring blog post article here, my so, so very dear friend! I just know with all that I have with all of my very being that even though as you very wisely quote in your very apt title, “There is a crack in everything,” that even as we all as a people must very urgently and strenuously work together to repair the crack in the literal and figurative sense with the brokenness and dire times we are facing, experiencing, and enduring right now and have dealt with before as well I will never ever lose heart and never ever give up that we can all fix this together, sisterfriend! Your Meeting’s retreat last weekend sounds very awe-inspiring and I can tell what a great blessing it was providing such needed spiritual blessings, insight, and uplifting you, my precious sister and friend, Patricia, and all of the others! I love the sweet child’s answer to this great question, “What Are We Asked To Do?,” with the child’s innocent and so, so very dear trust, faith, and such great expectancy of hope as I so enjoy the picture which you have very graciously and generously featured and included with this awesome blog post article here of yours, my friend. I love seeing here the child-like printing here and just the very blessing and example this so very dear child was for certain at this blessed retreat, my so, so very dear sister, Patricia. Sister, I know as you share and declare here that there are many of us who are broke, too, feeling burned out and very fatigued from all of the hard work of activism. I am not broke, though, my so, so very dearest and darling friend and sister of mine, Patricia, at least I’m not broke in spirit and not broke in my very, very heart, and not in my very, very heart, mind, soul, and spirit because of absolutely fantastic people like YOU, Patricia, as I thank God continually for YOU in my life and for your presence in my life!!!!! Sister, because of YOU, my so, so very dearest sister and friend of mine, and my other friends I am so, so very bountifully blessed with very, very especially YOU, Patricia, and my local white sistertriends with all of you I just can for certain keep on keeping on in keeping my very faith and hope alive with my positive optimism never ever giving up and never ever losing heart, faith, and hope. I am a Pollyanna, sister, and such a so, so very eternal optimist, and it is so, so very right on wondrously wonderful white women like YOU, Patricia, and my local white sisterfriends who I so, so very much love and cherish as the good people who all of you are with each of you being my very, very heart, and also my very, very heartsblood, and heartblood, and lifesblood, and lifeblood that I know that I am never ever alone helping and blessing me so, so very much!!!!! All of you as my so, so very dear white sisters and brothers as our Spirit’s children just very greatly bless me with such immensely joyful blessings and help to keep my very faith and hope alive, Patricia!!!!! You all keep my very, very heart, and my very, very heart and spirit up and because of YOU, sister, and all of you I feel even better and brighter with even more cheer feeling even more re-energized, renewed, rejuvenated, and reinvigorated in keeping me from ever feeling broke in my very heart and spirit giving me the very faith, hope, positive optimism, and the very courage to face whatever I have to face and to deal with!!!!! We all can for sure make it together in the great unity of the spirit and no matter what we will all make it out of no way somehow someway with the brokeness of the system, our country, and our world being able to navigate this tricky terrain with our For Always There Good God helping us through all of the negative, the bad, the pain, and suffering, sisterfriend!!!!! We are all for sure going to make it, Patricia, as we rely on our So, So Very Sweet, Loving, Caring, and Very Powerful Spirit and on one another, my super friend, Patricia!!!!! As you are. too, sister, I am a strong woman of faith believing with all that I have with all of my very being in positive, possibility thinking, Patricia!!!!!! I am such a prayer warrior praying without ceasing in intercessory prayers, and we can pray for our so, so very dear sisters and brothers who would be right alongside us if only they were able to do so. Sister,, what sweet words of yours of your spirit and Spirit as you very sagaciously say, ” With every act of resistance let’s celebrate our collective power; our interconnectedness.” Wow, Patricia, what very empowering words here which help end bless me and very many others and just keep me going, dear, dearest Patricia!!!!! We will all as a people resist and persist for sure, Patricia!!!! We have to rely upon each other, sisterfriend, and we can for sure make it through someway somehow, Patricia!!!! Sister, I so love, enjoy, and appreciate as usual as always how you have very graciously and generously featured and included this very interesting and informative link here about this blessed retreat from last weekend. What an immense blessing this info is here and such a joyous reading pleasure to read here, my awesome friend!!!!!

    Sister, I thank God continually for you in my life and for your sweet presence in my life, Patricia!!!!! Yay for YOU, Patricia!!!!! Yay for our very friendship and sisterhood, Patricia!!!!! Yay!!!!! Wow, as usual as always I feel even better and brighter with even more great cheer after joyfully reading this very awe-inspiring blog post article and joyously responding with my very heartfelt, detailed, and thorough thoughts, ideas, and comments!!!!! My absolutely super soul sisterfriend Christian Quaker woman you help me so with my very walk with Jesus!!!!!! Wow!!!!! Yay!!!!! Sister, Jesus so, so very much loves and cherishes you, Patricia, and so do I!!!!!! Please have such a fun-filled and a fantastic Friday and a wondrously wonderful weekend, Patricia, with all of your days being so, so very especially blessed, Patricia!!!!!!!

    Very Warmly and Sincerely For Always, my so, so very For Always awesomely precious and dearly special soul sisterfriend Christian Quaker white woman who you’re For Always so, so very much, Patricia, with My and Spirit’s Peace and Love For You For Always, sister of mine, and with Such Blessings and Such Very Even More Blessings For You For Always, friend of mine,

    Yours For Always soul sisterfriend Christian black woman and For Always in the very great spirit of unity and solidarity, Sherry Gordon in Iowa City, Iowa

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