One of the many blessings in being human is that we experience inspiration. Yesterday, for me, it was the millions of men and women- and children!- around the world who joined together to drown out Donald Trump's boorish and self-centered voice in one united voice speaking out for the rights of ALL people- all races, all religions and all genders. We ALL have a right to be heard and to be treated with equality, kindness, respect and dignity, and a responsibility to treat others in the same manner. I cruised on that energy all day yesterday and today. It is a phenomenon. It is a movement, a joining of minds, hearts and wills, that we haven't seen since the sixties.
I am also very much aware that Donald Trump's energy is so huge and so frightening to so many people, myself included, that he has brought people out of the woodwork to speak out, to shout back, to say that we will not quietly lay down and disappear or go to sleep. I think he has awakened a giant. I wonder if he knows what he is in for!
And then, just a little while ago, I received a totally different sort of inspiration from a simple video that showed up when I logged into my Squarespace page. John Malkovich- a simple 3-minute video that feels timeless. It is exquisitely filmed and he is such an enigmatic person that it was captivating. There is also a short excerpt from a song that was so beautiful I had to track it down. I am posting both of those videos on this page.
In the end, what I am left with is a feeling of such deep gratitude for the range of emotions that we get to experience in this amazing journey that we call life and this incredible inspiration that has been driving force me over the last two days. Of course it is there for me a lot in varying degrees, but today it feels like I am riding a wave.
Enjoy the videos!