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Everyday People by Veronica Jorge

February 22, 2020 by in category Write From the Heart by Veronica Jorge tagged as , , ,

While there is so much concern and controversy over climate change, I am more fearful about the future of our own environment: that of words, writing and speaking.


Nowadays, it seems that one must be a meteorologist; able to gauge and predict social climatic conditions, because you never know who you might offend if your views run contrary to the prevailing winds. A particular topic might heat things up. A storm rages. The dissenting voice is silenced.


It seems we are still living the lyrics to the popular 1968 song by Sly and the Family Stone, Everyday People:


“…There is a blue one who can’t accept the green one
For living with a fat one, trying to be a skinny one…

The news, social media, college campuses, and politics will most likely continue their tug of war. But I hope that the writing community will elevate itself above that fray and be able to provide a safe haven where every voice lifts up on the wings of freedom, and where every voice is welcomed and heard.


See you next time on March 22nd.
Veronica Jorge


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