Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice
Some of you who follow me on Facebook know that I just recently returned from another trip out to Standing Rock, North Dakota. I actually took part in the evacuation/prayer walk from the Oceti Camp on Wednesday just before the police and other officials invaded.
You can see me in the bright yellow poncho and red much boots.....but most importantly, listen to the words of Raymond Kingfisher. He speaks such wisdom, and truly from the heart. When we had walked over the bridge that covers Cannonball River, he again thanked everyone and spoke of the peace & dignity with which everyone had left. Everyone at Standing Rock continuously portrayed that peace he spoke of and it resonates with me today.
As I was driving back home to Ohio, I saw construction on a pipeline taking place along the highway of Wisconsin. the pipeline there is going right through farmlands. WHEN that pipeline breaks and leaks, because they ALL do, corn and soybean fields will be infiltrated with oil. this will then leech into the water tables. cattle graze upon that land. crops used for livestock and human consumption are grown upon that land. and it will all be tainted by oil one day. this breaks my heart.
every single time I return from Standing Rock I am made aware of so very many things, but never so strongly as on this trip.
I can not sit idly by and watch our very planet be ruined. I must continue to go to protests and speak out against not only the pipelines, but all of the other injustices that are taking place. we only have one planet. and oh my gosh, we MUST show love and compassion to everyone we meet. this building of walls must not take place.
so I have left all of my last remaining Design Teams to focus on my activism work. crafting will always be important to me, and I'm not giving it up completely, just on a professional level.
I thank all of you who have been so kind and faithful through the years. keep following if you would like. there will be crafty posts a few times a month.
I pray for all of you great peace and love! Jennifer