My dear friend, fellow dancer, and soon-to-be business partner (we’re working on some awesome upcoming events, stay tuned!) shared this video with me and several other friends. It was the inspiration I needed today. Here was my response on Facebook:
“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do. Especially in the inner city.” – Ron Finley
1. I think I just fell in love. You should watch this, and fall in love, too.
2. I wanna ‘Plant some ish’ and ‘Change the soil of our communities.’ I’m working on it, but sometimes, if truth be told, I feel like it’s hopeless. Like there’s nothing I can do. And then sometimes, I just don’t know where to start. Ron is a testament to what can, and is, being done. A reminder that it doesn’t take a huge, earth-shifting act to make those changes possible. A reminder that passion, integrity, creativity, and a healthy does of defiance, is the best recipe. I WANT IN.
3. Side note, make sure to peep Ron’s shirt at like minute 7:20 – ‘Unfuc* The World’ uh. DOPE. I WANT ONE.
So… Let’s get to planting, and creating, and sharing!
Here’s to another day of creativity…