We have the power to make deserts bloom again... to heal scarred land... to transform earth trampled by war... the drylands on the planet are the most conflict prone regions of the world and we need to find ways to stop the threat of desertification which means putting power into the hands of the people, 1/3 of human population... this means that the rest of us have to step up.
That being said, the first time my son kicked in the womb was when Fatima and I went to an underground jazz concert.
We have recently been wondering if he would ever dance. I figured he just would but his mother is anti-dancing and so somewhere in his genetic makeup he is not a dancer.
He surprised me the other day. My buddy Tyler Askew recently bounced from another high profile creative gig and got back into his old routine: scouring the world for the dopest house music jams. Luckily, he sends me some tunes that made my mouth water and my heart race. I listen to them mainly at work but while making cookies the other day I decided to put some on.
Bam! for the first time I have ever seen my son did a little baby boy dance to some house!
At the masjid I went to this week for Friday Prayer the imam gave a very poignant observation He talked about the fact that the Prophet Muhammad, Peace and Blessings be Upon him, was routinely harassed and insulted in Mecca during the time he was preaching there. Never did he tell his followers to blindly attack, protest, destroy, etc.
What we are seeing of a incredibly small percentage of Muslims hitting the streets and even killing people is an incredibly perverse response that make me suspect as to the truth behind this whole thing. On this, I am siding with the people who think that there is a clear cover-up, something far more sinister at play. I can say that I have no idea what that might be. I can only say that the truth is likely stranger than the fiction being sold to us on the cable and network news.
My final LINK HERE on this is a message to some people around the globe that wish to put all American people into one bucket....
Khaled Hosseini: A Thousand Splendid Suns this is the next one on the list. My wife read it in like a day and a half, i read a little slower but it is already going fast, so far it is painful but i like the writing.
Colum McCann: Let the Great World Spin: A Novel what i am reading right now, such an amazing book and a great fiction offering to start a new decade by devouring. It was the first thing i read this morning and last night before i went to bed. it is a book of souls.