Thursday, June 12, 2008

Three Beautiful Things Thursday

1. Watermelon. Its nature's refreshing candy and I'd eat it for every meal if I could.
2. Well Raised Men. Today on the crowded subway an elderly woman walked into the subway and instantly a young man jumped up and offered her his seat. Its sad that this was the first time I saw this but so beautiful that such things are not fully a thing of the past. The fact that the elderly woman who took his seat was a black lady, and the boy who jumped up to offer it to her was white, also gave me chills. In this lady's youth such an act by this boy would have been illegal. The simple exchange amazed me as I thought of how hard people fought for subtle moments such as this.
3. Justice. When those in power do the right thing, bringing the hope of justice to those suffering years of injustice its bittersweet, but beautiful indeed.

6 comments:

pixie said...

Great list!!! Mmm...watermelon.:)

mystic said...

I was chilled too reading words

"....In this lady's youth such an act by this boy would have been illegal...."

pilgrimchick said...

I think it is great that you actually noticed something like that. I can't tell you how many times I have seen someone in a situation like that with people rushing right by them without a thought. Seeing someone give up a seat or lend a hand makes me feel so much better.

Tee said...

Wow. #2 gave me goosebumps. I wonder what she thought about during the subway ride - if her thoughts went where yours did.

Dahlia said...

It was so great to see the Court do the right thing - despite the right wing saber rattling!

Aisha said...

Pixie thanks :)

Mystic, the moment gave me chills too.

Pilgrimchick, yeah and in our hectic world its not every day I see it.

Tee, yeah I agree :)

Dahlia, amen to that. I was frankly shocked that they ruled like this! :)

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