Side Note:

Side Note:
For those who haven't figured it out, or haven't been here: The titles of most of the blogs here are song lyrics. If you google them, it should take you to the song and the song is good to listen to before, during, or after reading to help set the tone of the blog. I find music to be very cohesive with reading and writing.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nostalgia, Books, Crannies & Nooks...

Yeah, I rhyme. All the time.
Okay, okay. Enough being lame. I was watching The Ernest Green Story yesterday on television. This movie was released in 1993 as a made-for-TV movie and I remember watching it then as a five year old (yes, my love for documentaries has actually been alive in me for that long) and not really grasping the full reality of the movie. I understood the gist of it. A group of people were being introduced to a new school where they weren't wanted and were treated badly. I remember guns and bayonets and I remembered one of the girls being thrown down stairs.  Watching it again yesterday, I was truly awed at just how severely people were treated and it put me into a state of awe and ponderance.  How can human beings hate, with every fiber of their being, an entire group of people based on something so ridiculous as a physical attribute? How can we look at a group of people and see them all the same? When I look at a group, I see the individuals. I see them for their spirit, their merit, their moral fiber and their love of humanity. I see how they treat people and even if they don't deserve it, to a point, I try to treat them kindly. I am amazed at the strength of everyone who came through that time period in our country and rose above it. I know that in some ways in some places their is still alot of reasonless hate but nothing comparable to that time of tension.
After the movie, Erik and I were watching our nightly dose of game shows (Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune every night) the doorbell rang. My package of books from Military One Source arrived. For those who don't know, you can get 10 free books from them per calendar year and they are awesome. A lot are self help or non-fiction books but they also offer a selection of fiction. We tucked ourselves into bed once our shows were over because I knew today was going to be a day of cleaning. With the upcoming visit of my friend, Yuri, I felt the need to get everything cleaned up a little early.
Off to test my knowledge skills with some Jeopardy!


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