I pass this sign, and many others like it,
on a daily walk with Charlie along the country road we live on.
The other day, in particular,
it struck me as being so sad.
What is so important that we must stop people,
that we must block them…. from entering what we feel is ours only?
I wish there were more "All are Welcome" signs along the road.
I wish there were more "C'mon in," "My House is Your House," "Peace to all who Enter."
Remember the song we sang as children?
"This land is your land. This land is my land…. This land was made for you and me."
Let's open our hearts.
Let's open our arms.
Let's open our eyes.
Let's open our ears.
Let's open our homes.
Let's open our land.
And if you have time, I urge you to quietly listen to this deeply moving version of "This Land," by a young Bruce Springsteen from over 30 years ago.
Let's keep trying!
This land was made for you and me.
Cheers & Hugs,