I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤
Photo “Scottish Wildflowers” by Hettie
“As some of you know, when I was very young, had all of my hair and a few pounds lighter, I marched. There were people who said that we’ll never get a Civil Rights Act, that we would never get a Voting Rights Act, but we marched. We were arrested. We were jailed. We were beaten, but we didn’t give up! You must not give up. But I’ll tell you one thing that we all can do — we ALL can do — is continue to be what I call “The Beloved Community.” We are one people. We are one family. We all live in the same house. Not just the American house but the World house. We are all brothers and sisters. It doesn’t matter whether we are black or white, Latino, Asian American or Native American. We are one people. We are one family. Maybe our fore-mothers and our forefathers all came to this land in different ships, but we’re all in the same boat now.”
-Congressman John Lewis in a speech on June 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The full transcription is here and any mistakes are mine alone: Updates from Texas.
Please note that all the photos featured this week and probably next were a gift from our now official European Gems photographer, Hettie! So we’ll be seeing lots of her gorgeous pix in the future. Thank you, Hettie!
Tomorrow I’ll tell you God-winking story about how awesome this is.