John, Yoko, and Jefferson

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“I like the dreams of the future, better than the history of the past.”

–Thomas Jefferson

Do you see? Tomorrow’s people will be more loving though you can’t suppose it. (Me)

It is hard to believe in better dreams. It takes more than a little work. Man Oh Man soul work is difficult.

White silence is violence is a phrase that invites soul work for white people. Growing is not easy.

America with its long history of torch light parades and hangings and white silences.

Little America with its redlining and its gated communities, having abandoned “we the people” as, well, inconvenient.

Damn right I like the dreams of the future.

At the end of his life Jefferson wrote:

“I shall not die without a hope that light and liberty are on steady advance….”

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one…”

Thomas Jefferson would have loved that song.

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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