About seeker

I am a pilgrim on this earth.

Everything is going to be alright

alright

This public gesture coming from the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (known as one of the poorest postal codes in Canada) celebrates optimism amidst the pervasive – and often exaggerated – negativity found within many of the messages we routinely encounter, offering hope for the future. (Martin Creed Work No. 851)

And my creed is “All shall be well” ~ Julian of Norwich

Are you wearing pink? I am!

Pink is about acceptance.
pink shirt acceptance

Pink is about safety.
pink shirt safety

SAFE KIDS:
“Schools play an important role in helping children and youth develop this essential aspect of their social development – both by teaching healthy relationship skills and by modeling healthy relationship skills in practice. 

Families and Schools share responsibility for helping children and youth learn socially responsible behaviours. Teachers can enlist the support of parents and families to reinforce the healthy relationship skills their children are learning.”

Personally, I do not want to see another Amanda Todd.

SAFE WORKPLACES:
“An employer has a duty to ensure the health and safety of its workers, and as a result, employers must take all reasonable steps to prevent where possible, or otherwise minimize, workplace bullying and harassment. Workplace bullying and harassment can lead to injury, illness or death.”

Personally, I do not wish anyone to suffer at work due to poor management.

SAFE COMMUNITIES:
“Provincial legislation targets and shuts down these properties which adversely affect the health, safety or security of one or more persons in the community or neighbourhood and interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of one or more of the properties in the community or neighbourhood.”

Personally, I do not want to see a dwelling housed by addicts and prostitutes.

This is the legislation in placed in British Columbia, Canada about safe kids, safe workplaces and safe communities. Do you have any legislation where you live?

For the briefest of moments, every last man felt free.

“Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt 

I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about.

Truth is, I don’t want to know. Some things are best left unsaid.

I’d like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can’t be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it.

I tell you those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free.

Go ahead, play, relax, free your mind, redeem yourself and listen to the full aria of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Duettino Sull’aria Le nozze di Figaro. This is a moment of grace.