Last night, I did something I haven't done in a long time. I watched a scary movie. Not any movie but a zombie movie. Maybe it was all the dust getting to me from moving or maybe I was too tired to get up to change the channel. But, I zoned out as the zombies busted through doors, biting people that weren't zombies yet. I came to the conclusion that I'm too analytical or maybe it's the writer in me but I was yelling at the tv, "Move! Run! Why are you just standing there? The zombies are right behind you." One thing, in spite of the corniest of cornies, I got a message from that "scary" movie. When you work together, no matter what the obstacle, a change will take place. There were a few people that wanted to fight against the system and do things their own way. Most of them got chomped on and turned into zombies. It didn't matter what color you were or how old, what religious affiliation or whether you drank coffee, milk or tea, things got to shaking.
Today, I reflected on the history that I saw before my eyes…the ushering in of a new president of the United States. I was wanting to cry tears of joy, yet, my co-workers were griping about how much money was spent on the inaguration and how "they didn't vote for him". The negatives were flying but I remained positive as I reflected on the true meaning of this historical moment.
I'm a Black woman so to say that this doesn't somehow affect me would be ridiculous. I was only a little girl when Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. I don't remember much in the time of segregation -- only from the stories that my relatives shared with me. It caused me to realize how truly blessed I am to have so much freedom than what they experienced before me. Although, being a Black woman hasn't been easy...I have cried out for change and acceptance. I hope and pray that this is the beginning of ethnicities coming together and celebrating our differences yet recognizing our gifts, our dreams and talents.
I only wish that my ancestors would've been here on this day and for me to see the looks on their faces…awe, surprise, happiness. It's not that our president is Black that I voted for him but because it was time for a change. We are experiencing dire urgency for change. All around us, stores are closing and people are losing their jobs. It is now time to work together as a nation and see that things change. One nation, under God, indivisible...
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