"Worrying, obsessing, and controlling are illusions. They are tricks we play on ourselves."
A friend shared this on facebook today…
"Just imagine how many good things could be done for the LGBT community if everyone took the energy they’re wasting reveling in the coming death of Fred Phelps and devoting it to something constructive, like volunteering at the local gay community center or helping raise money for a progressive political candidate. Asking what Jesus would do only engenders eye rolling from too many people, but how about what Martin Luther King, Jr. would do in this case? Or how about Romaine Patterson? She was the young woman who responded to the Westboro Baptist Church’s picketing of the Matthew Shepard funeral by organizing a group of people to dress as angels with enormous wings that shielded the mourners from the Phelps’s signs. That kind of grace is what is needed in our world, not wishing pain and suffering on a pathetic, angry man and his tiny, strange cult."
By Ted Gideonse
Lush nature photographs by Imogen Cunningham c 1920’s
From the George Eastman House archives