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November Update: Writing and Healing

Posted on Nov 2, 2011 by


The project I’m featuring in my Healing Corridor is HODI: Soldiers of Peace.  This is an inspiring project a woman has begun in Kenya where young men and women are offered healing alternatives to violence.  There’s a moving video about young men from different tribes playing soccer rather than destroying each other.  Well worth a look.

I also did some close reading of the poem, Kindness, a couple weeks ago.  It’s a poem I’m trying to keep in the back of mind–and sometimes the forefront–as I go into the month of November.

Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and purchase bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
it is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you everywhere
like a shadow or a friend.

Wishing for you kindness in this month.