HOPE you’ll all like the Zenspirations® Word of the Month art I created for March:
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I haven’t seen many examples of January’s Discover and February’s Listen pages; please share your interpretation in the folder in the Zenspirations Create, Color, Pattern, Play FB Group.
I printed several sheet out, and plan to do some of my March morning journaling pages on them. I’ll probably experiment with other color palettes, and invite you to do the same.
I am truly hopeful that the student survivors of the Parkland massacre are going to be able to lead the way to a safer future for everyone. This is one of the morning journaling pages I did this week:
Several people asked me to share some of the information I’ve learned as I’ve been researching the situation, so I have gone through dozens of videos and culled the list down to the ones which really impacted me.
1. This first one is from The Late Night Show with James Corden, and gives an insightful foreigner’s perspective on the situation:
2. The second one is the passionate call to action by Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez, who said “it should not be easier to purchase a gun than it is to obtain a driver’s license, and military-grade weapons should not be accessible in civilian settings. You don’t drive a NASCAR on the street, no matter how fun it might be, just like you don’t need an AR-15 to protect yourself when walking home at night. No one does.” https://www.facebook.com/cnn/videos/10157980855316509/
3. I found this 90 second video of a 13 year old trying to buy beer, cigarettes, lottery tickets, pornography and a gun, illuminating. Can you guess which is the only one he’s able to buy? https://www.facebook.com/michael.m.fahy/videos/10156340033558714/
4. This is the video which inspired me to blog about this issue. Spoken Word Poet In-Q shares his thoughts in a riveting four minute masterpiece. Although the language leaves something to be desired, it’s well worth watching his brilliant, moving performance. His words, “but I was just as culpable for what I didn’t do or say” were my personal call to action.
Watch this spoken word poet brilliantly slam Congress for its inaction on gun reform (via IN-Q)
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In this video, a pro-Second Amendment Parkland teacher perfectly explains why arming teachers is not the solution to gun violence.
5. Check out this one minute video featuring Cameron Kasky, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivor and student leader, announcing March For Our Lives event March 24th.
Lastly, I wanted to share Shine, a beautiful song written by two of the student survivors, performed by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Drama Club: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1DXn7jHomo&sns=fb
There is one article I’d encourage everyone to read. It was written by one of the doctors treating the Parkland victims, and explains the difference between wounds created by AR-15s, and wounds created by other types of weapons.
For those who are interested, I’ve posted other videos, as well as some excellent articles on my Facebook page. I am still working on the letter I plan to send my congressional leaders, and will share it next week.
I have heard the words, Enough is Enough, so often in the past ten days that I decided to letter it in my iPad:
I also lettered ‘Together we can make a difference’, which is truly how I feel.
I would love your ideas on how we, the Zenspirations® Community, can make a difference. Please take a moment to leave a comment with your thoughts and suggestions.
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