“We participate in shattering myths about those living in poverty seeing the light, courage, intelligence, strength, and creativity of the people we encounter. We discover on the streets our common humanity, through which celebration, community, and healing occur.” —Faithful Fools Street Ministry, SF, California
If the war economy is about separation and alienation, think about connecting with people today.
It could be on the elevator, on the bus, in the line at the cafe — just say hello and ask them how their day is. Tap into your heart — they may be surprised or even ignore you ... but you will definitely get some good vibes too. Their response does not need to be the focus, the important thing is that is you initiated the connection process with those around you, and, in the process, disrupted the alienation that is so normalized by the war economy.
Remind yourself that this interstitial moment of re-becoming may be awkward and painful, but that you are developing tools for yourself that will result in liberation.
You can think about forming a walking group and saying hello to people, checking in on folks in your community throughout the day, every day, to keep you in relationship and engaged synergistically.
💖 Love and Respect,
Jodie & Kelly
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