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"I Too, Sing America" - Gil Caldwell

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:16:14 GMT

To; The Lavender Pen Tour From; Rev. Gil Caldwell "I too sing America. I am the darker brother, (and the lbgtqi person). They send me to eat in the kitchen when company comes. But I laugh and eat well, and grow strong! Tomorrow, I'll be at the table when company comes. Nobody'll dare say to me, eat in the kitchen then. Besides, they'll see how beautiful I am and be ashamed. I too, am America!" Langston Hughes I saw BEAUTY yesterday in every person that I saw. BEAUTY, in the voices and the singing, in the smiles and laughter, in the ways lovers looked at and held each other, in those without lovers, as they were secure in their singleness, and in the ways you embraced Marilyn and me. We sang in the CR Movement; "Ain't gonna let nobody turn me round" Don't let any thing, no person, no insecurity, no hateful religion, no President, "turn you round". For you and me to be "Out", is to love self, as we want others to love us. The Catholic Priest Henri Nouwen wrote a book titled; "Wounded Healers". He suggested that if we acknowledge our "wounded-ness", we begin to heal ourselves as we heal others. We are the "Wounded Healers" we have been waiting for! Gil