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Images: Reflecting on 13 Reasons Why (1:7)

Images: Reflecting on 13 Reasons Why (1:7)
(c) Menachem Creditor
Why Me? why you?

do we see?
can we see each other
deeply?
accurately?
truly?
can any one see any other?
what if we would?
What if we did?
Would we then,
finally, know the other's truths?
Or
do we only see what we see?
not you, but my image of you...
is there, in the end,
such a thing
as truly knowing an other?
Or
are we each
at best
each other's image,
images of each other,
glimpses of only the surface,
alone?

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Sometimes, it isn't about nuance.
Sometimes it just comes down to facing the storm,
calling God out,
standing at the center of a whirlwind
holding your ground.

No cathedral is immune to agony,
no soul impervious to life itself no nation purely noble.
If it were any other way,
there would be no need for cathedrals
in the first place.

Kneel,  stand,  sit,  rise up.

To kneel is
to submit  to lower oneself  to step down  to pause.
To kneel is to call attention  to touch the Earth's face to listen to those  whose blood saturates  the very roots of our story.
To kneel is to step aside  to step outside  to invite others to come closer  to remember.
To kneel is not to stand not to stand not to stand idly by.
Speak your truth,
God damn it.

That's what God wants most of all.

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