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Harriet Tubman: We Will Be OK


"What you got to remember, chile, is that

the human heart is a good thing."

Ann: Thing are looking pretty rough out there for our country and I have to admit it is getting me down. Is there anyone out there who can talk to me about this?

Auntie: Sho is, chile. I’s standin’ right at yo’ shoulder and can see that little dip in yo’ spirits when you let yo’self get blinded by too much talking, and guessin’, and prognosticating by folks who jes want to make theyselves feel important. What you got to remember, chile, is that the human heart is a good thing. We got love in there for all folks no matter how far it may be buried. It’s when we realize that I’m jes like you and you’re jes like me that that heart gets whole.

That way, when the darkness come and people forget who they are under all those layers of fear and self-importance, you can see right through to that heart, to that caring. Everybody, or most everybody, gots something in they life that they care for. Any little sliver of love is enough to keep the world turning.

It’s fear that stops us from opening up to love. Find someone you know that knows how to love and be like them. We all need someone to show us the way.

Have you ever noticed who we talk about? Whose words have lasted over time? I don’t hear no one quotin’ Jefferson Davis, Stalin, or ole Strom Thurmond. Naw, we don’t even think of them, we look to Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi, Mr. Lincoln and Dr. King with John Lewis, Elijah Cummings and Mister Rogers not far behind to show us the way. Like Fred’s mother said, look for the helpers. Then you go out and be one too.

Because this ole fat showboat is on the way out and will be forgotten except as an example of what we don’t want to be. He ain’t’ gonna last through the election in any kind of coherent form. We’s watchin’ him fall apart day by day and it ain’t a pretty sight, but I’d sure rather watch him melt down into a puddle than waddle to glory.

We’s getting the cautionary tale for generations to come, and we jes want to be sure we keep our heads up and eyes on the Lord cause he’s a’goin’ to carry us through.

So don’t go slouchin’ around feeling sorry for yourself. Git up with a smile on ‘ face cause the glory days is comin’. I can see ‘em, I can smell ‘em, and I ain’t never been wrong. I lived to see the end of slavery and to see women marching to get the right to vote, and I worked with everyone I could find who would fight for those causes.

It may look bad, but it ain’t. Hang on, I’m hangin’ with you.


September 17, 2020


All blog entries are works of the imagination and are for spiritual and entertainment purposes only.

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