Okay, now that we all remember how adorable I was as a baby Noodle...
I know it's supposed to be wordless Wednesday and you are all looking forward to my cute little face today but it seemed like it was inappropriate to leave it at that, this week especially.
I think we all need to use our words and restart ( or start ) a conversation in the wake of the tragadees last week and all those that have preceeded them.
I saw this tweet somewhere on the interwebbie;
If you are white, you really can't know what the above feels like.
I am white.
I am one of those people who decries racism and will swear up and down and all the way home that I would never have an inappropriate thought or response to anyone's race.
As much as i'd like to believe that, I can't possibly know if something I have said or done seems racist or inappropriate to someone else. Some one who is not the same as me.
To say that I can is to say that I am somehow able to know what it's like to be someone else.
So let's cut the crap and get realistic.
Until we get out of the denial of our own ignorance on this subject we can't address it let alone fix it.
We, you, me we all need to be open to what others are feeling.
How what we do affects others.
Do unto others as we would have them do unto us.
Put ourselves in someone elses shoes and take a walk.
You bet it might be uncomfortable and the person putting themselves in my shoes or your shoes will be uncomfortable too.
But life is uncomfortable, that's how we know we are growing.
So, lets talk!
Talk to your friends but also strike up a conversation with people you don't usually talk to.
It's the only hope we have to change.
Have a wonderful Wednesday...
Noodle and crew