Gemini and Andromeda burn
among a welter of stars:
some are rising, others have fallen,
they are the souls of mortal children.
Remember to catch the falling stars,
polish them until they sparkle and glisten,
love them so much they won’t explode
or disappear down a black hole.
Kim M. Russell, 2018
This Thursday, Sherry tells us about Marjory Stoneman Douglas, (1890 – 1998): feminist, activist, journalist and environmentalist, known especially for her defence of the Everglades, when developers wanted to drain it. The site of the latest school shooting in Florida was the high school named after her. Sherry says that she is inspired by the young people who are rising and speaking out in response to this tragic event, and suspects that Ms Stoneman Douglas would be standing with them.
For today’s prompt, Sherry asks what words of encouragement or support can we offer the young people of today? What words of love and sorrow, inspiration and hope?