Teach Your Parents Well

CaptureMy Featured Blogger this week is Jane Tawel of the blog site Musings and Meditations. California-based Jane is a teacher, poet and novelist with a never-ending thirst for understanding regarding truth, philosophy, spirituality, families, human relationships. And it shows in her typically thoughtful, passionate words below!

A previous student of mine posted this today. Another day to thank the Dorsey Family for trying to teach me and help me. You know I was privileged to teach three of the Dorsey “kids” years ago, and I didn’t realize it then, but I do now — they began to teach me some truths during those years, and now they have become some of my best teachers at this critical point in my life and the life of this nation and the life of God’s Kingdom.

I cannot even imagine what this feels like–generation after generation. This brings it home…

I wake up trying to fight and stand with [them], every day now, and I am so tired and exhausted and I say to myself — “you stupid baby — stop whining. Imagine being this exhausted by fighting every day of your life, every generation of your family, just because you woke up black today…

To my white friends: make yourself a student today of the experts — you can tell who they are by their skin color.

To my religious friends: make yourself a student today of The Expert– you can tell who that is by His Love.

To my American friends: make yourself a student today of the experts of a balanced and humbling History — you can tell what that is by how uncomfortable it makes you…

To read the rest of Jane’s post, click here.

(And do yourself a favor and Follow her blog while you’re there!)

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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6 Responses to Teach Your Parents Well

  1. It really is sad, everything that’s going on. We have to constantly challenge ourselves and work hard to root out racism. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Jane Tawel says:

    Mitch Teemley — thank you so much. I feel strengthened by this and encouraged to be a better human being and writer in every way. I feel, in a humbled way, maybe like a little stone (me) would feel humbly strengthened by a Mountain’s support (you). Shalom, Jane

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  3. K.L. Hale says:

    I will follow her indeed. Such poignant words. The learning continues as history keeps repeating.

    Liked by 2 people

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