Folk Singers, Peace, Honoring Others, Civil Rights, and Violence Against Women and Girls
This week I began a Blue Brain journey back in time to the 1960’s. A time of Folk Singers, Peace, Honoring Others, Civil Rights, and Violence.
On Monday night, I watched the Peter Paul and Mary – 50 Years in Music and Life documentary on WTTW, Chicago Public Television. My Orange Brain I sang, laughed, and cried along with every folk song. It’s amazing how poignant the words to the songs were then and NOW!
Tuesday afternoon, I was guest on Voice America Radio. I was interviewed by radio host Fi Mazanke of Direct Connect Empowerment. Our Green Brains spoke about was knowing and honoring yourself and others. Click on this Link to hear the interview.
Yesterday, I received an email from Rabbi Margaret Frisch Klein making me aware of the American Jewish World Service advocacy to have the U.S. Congress passes the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA). My Yellow Brain was proud to sign the petition. I hope you will click on previous sign the petition link and read more about the Act and sign the petition!
I am finding it depressing to read the newspaper and/or listen to and watch the news. I feel that I am bombarded by negativity and sadness. I told my husband that I wish the folk singing movement would be resurrected to encourage people with lyrics one can understand and be inspired by. It is 1214 and I feel like I am living in the horrific 1960’s unrest in American and the world because of racial, political, and human rights issues!
In the words of Bob Dylan’s song that Peter, Paul, and Mary sang… The answer is blowing in the wind.
The song poses a questions about peace, war, and freedom. The refrain “The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind” has been described as “impenetrably ambiguous: either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind.”
Points to ponder… what is right in front of us?
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