Sometimes you want to say, “I love you, but…”
Yet the “but” takes away the ‘I love you’. In love their are no ‘buts’ or ‘if’s’ or ‘when’. It’s just there, and always. No beginning, no end. It’s the condition-less state of the heart. Not a feeling that comes and goes at the whim of the emotions. It is there in our heart, a part of our heart…eventually grafting itself into each limb and cell of our bodies. Love changes our brain, the way we move and talk. Love lives in our spirit and graces us with its presence each day, until death.
To say “I love you, but….” is to say, “I did not love you at all”.
I say this to you now: I love you, with no beginning, no end. I love you as you have become an extra necessary organ in my body. I love you as only a girl could love a boy. Without fear. Without expectations. Wanting nothing in return, except that you allow me to keep you here in my heart, that I may always know your strength, your eyes, and your spirit that gave me freedom and let me fly.
This was the third time I went to Ferguson in order help organize young protestors into a powerful youth led movement. The night before I arrived, members of the group i helped form, Millennial Activists United(MAU), were arrested for exercising their constitutional rights by peacefully assembling in front of the police department. The demonstrators were arrested, fingerprinted, with mugshots taken and put in orange jumpsuits. Bails normally $100-300 were not $1,000 and as high as 2,700 until negotiated down to $1000.
Bail was posted and the demonstrators emerged from the jail chanting and held a 4 minute moment of silence for Mike Brown.
The next day we hit ground running continuing to organize and plan for the Weekend of Resistance (FergusonOctober). That night demonstrators performed a flash mob at the STL symphony singing during an interlude “Which side are you on friend, which side are you on? Justice for Mike Brown”
I plan to continue to work closely with the youth groups in STL and groups in NJ that want to assist with Justice of Mike Brown and fight against police brutality in their respective communities.
Thank you for your donations(http://www.gofundme.com/cxwamk). They have helped tremendously in my travels and accommodations. There’s a lot of great work being done. Keep your eyes on Ferguson this week. And if you can make it out, please do!
"Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart."