Slice of Life Tuesday is the weekly writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers” – where we are encouraged to share a slice of our life.
The words that Meryl Streep spoke at the Golden Globes Sunday night are still resonating with me, two days later.
Her words have inspired me to start an art quote project for a weekly challenge in which I participate.
ABC Wednesday begins a new round this week and I’ve decided to create art quote cards that focus on speaking out – against prejudice, bigotry, bullying, homophobia, racism. If we don’t speak up we risk letting these hateful actions overtake a great country and even the world.
Here are my first cards (for A) (and my post on the challenge)
I also found an excellent article (here) that encourages Americans to speak out.
I may be Canadian and live in Canada, but I am not immune to what is happening south of my borders.
I leave you with a poem by Pastor Martin Niemoller, a Germany pastor imprisoned in 1937 (it is also in the article above)
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak-out because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak-out because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.
Many people think that their one small voice doesn’t matter. How wrong. One small voice joining other small voices results in a roar that cannot be ignored.
Exactly. Now more than ever those voices need to be heard -loud and clear and often. Thanks for stopping by.
Beautiful. I am a Canadian who has lived in the US for 20+ years. My Canadian family keeps telling me to come home, but I feel that I need to stay and speak up.
My older brother lives in NC and I’ve been several times to visit. Makes me so sad to see what is happening. Hate and bigotry should not prevail. Thanks for stopping by.
It is time to speak up – and Meryl’s speech is just what we needed to hear at this strange and scary time in history.
I so agree Tara. Voices need to be heard. Thanks for stopping by.