“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Very Special Moment - Issue #11: A Piece of Chalk

Someone posted this video on Facebook last week, and I wanted to use it for this segment.  

What makes this piece "A Very Special Moment" is it's inspiring message through dance.  Much like musicians or anyone who loves to sing, dancing gives you a place to go, a place to find solace and comfort when we need it most.  Whether it's helping us overcome challenges or relieving stress, singing and dancing are mediums that impact our lives.  The video is a little over 3 mintues long and was produced by four young filmmakers from Germany (see Mashable.com).

Justen Beer, the protagonist in the video, plays a boy facing challenges at home, as his parents argue all the time and is faced with classmates bullying and harassing him at school.  

Justen takes a "Piece of Chalk" and the story commences.  I won't say more, but I promise you, it's absolutely amazing and heart-felt.  You Must Watch!

1 comment:

Ryan said...

That made me cry. :(.... That was so good.

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