Juneteenth has come and passed, yet the world seems to continue on in its usual ways. Lots of posts from white folks talking about how its a time to learn, listen and reflect, but I bet, when people go into the office on Monday, it’ll all be the same. Empty words with empty promises.
Luckily, I’ve met some people with real heart and real truth who do stand by people like me. They mean what they say. But truth be told, its far and few to find these real people. Too many others live with hatred, maybe its quiet, maybe it’s not, but ultimately, it’s real. Maybe someday, I’ll be in a world where we all see eye to eye, where we all understand one another, where we all respect and help uplift each other as people. Not white people, not people of color, not whatever other wording but just “people” because that’s what we are.
Wow, what a crazy time to be where I am today. Protests, riots, sensationalism, and all kinds of madness… All spread through insane amounts of media that people consume constantly.
I’m still settling and absorbing all of it. A black man like me, just barely made it out from the hood to live a pretty average, middle class like life. The mentors I met, the people who believed in me, they came from all races. They’ve all reached out to me over the last couple of days and we’ve had some real heartfelt conversations.
All this anger… I recently watched Dave Chappelle, my man, telling it like it is. If you can, give it a shot on Youtube. Yes, it might seem vulgar at times, but the words are pretty powerful.
I guess all the socia media advertisements really got to me and I tried getting myself a Gorilla Bow off Amazon. Traveling makes it a bit hard for me to buy weights so I figured I could get one of these bars that can also come apart along with resistance bands, which is basically what the Gorilla Bow is.
I actually got the one that breaks apart into three pieces, but I’m not sure I’ll have to at the moment. Can’t really get on any planes so I’ll have to see if it was worth the extra money for the breaking apart functionality.
Amazon is telling me it’s going to arrive in a couple of days so after I open it up and use it, I guess I’ll post my thoughts on it here. I’ll probably have to hold off on it for a bit since I’ve got a couple of BLM events to go to. Protest seems like the wrong word for me. I only want to make sure my voice is heard with my brothers and sisters.