Author: Jamie Dedes

Their Compassion Has Legs

feature article, Hope, Human Condition, Love, peace and justice, Spirituality
“All you need is a sense that there is no such thing as ‘no’ and everything is possible." Moira Kelly This shining face, this sweet spirit with reason to be bitter and yet he is not. He is a hero and pure inspiration. When Naomi Baltuck (Writing Between the Lines/Life from a Writer's POV) posted this video on Facebook, I was as touched as anyone would be. I had to wonder though about his mom. What kind of hero is she, I thought, remembering the heroes of my childhood: Josephine Baker and my spiritual mother, Pearl Buck. Each of these women grew their families in unique - and extraordinarily unselfish - ways. "All my life, I have maintained that the people of the world can learn to live together in peace if they are not brought up in prejudice."  Josephine Baker (1906-1975) Josephine Baker

No-baloney Sandwiches

inner peace, Joy, poem, Poetry, spirit, Wholeness
This is dedicated to all those fine beings . . . Those who are blatantly themselves You know the ones I mean - When starting out, they had folks who jabbed a finger yelling: You! You! You! accusing them of being quintessentially themselves . . . as though that was wrong. They are the YOUs who come from multi-colored places and varied dreams They are the ones with hearts woven of joy and wonder. They are womanish or manish. They are childlike and adultish. They run from the gray streets to the green forest. They take to long-lost roads and never-before-found pathways They carry a song in their backpack and a brown-bag lunch of no-baloney sandwiches. When they elder they arrive back at the beginning . . . knowing who are they are . . . . . .  and why. "ONE’S-SELF I sing—a simple, separate

Be a Grinch for Christmas

Joy, Spirituality
“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” ― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Wishing you every blessing on this day and throughout 2015. May your good hearts be the light of the world. Thank you for reading and sharing in the wonder of the Blogosphere. Jamie Photograph courtesy of morgueFile. - Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day)