Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Carriers of Freedom

They knew troubadours and love, death and slavery.

700,000 years ago they had already learned lessons of freedom and beauty in what is now southern France.

Free Greeks from what is now Turkey had settled on that Mediterranean shore by about 600 BC. By 300 BC those free Greeks had met free Irish on their 'emerald island.'

From that same land freedom was carried to North and South America. People of what is now Uruguay and southern Brazil benefited. European freedom embraced Gaucho freedom. Giuseppe Garibaldi helped.

If you sit quietly in rooms below the grasshopper in Boston, it is likely that a spirit will stir you. I believe that what will stir you has a direct connection with the spirit that stirred others 700,000 years ago, 800,000 years ago, 900,000 years ago and farther back than I can imagine.

I takes stories, conversation and action to keep whole that spirit of beauty, love, and freedom.

Beginning from words in this post you can begin to appreciate your connection to Persian, Phoenician, and Arab and others. You may see how a well made thread is stitched through the lives of Adam and Adams as it is stitched through yours. It is a living thread of freedom, beauty, and love.

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