Who Gave You the Right to Take Intrusion?

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A highly recommended repost from Dancing with the Elephant Lisha:  In a previous post we talked about the evolution of Michael Jackson’s Ghosts, from an unfinished cross-promotional short film for Addams Family Values to a 38-minute musical masterpiece, which curiously, never received a proper release. Both films depict a small town Mayor leading an angry mob as they attempt to force the local “weirdo” out of his home and out of town. Unfortunately, the storyline hits terribly close to home … Read More

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THIS IS WHAT RESILIENCE LOOKS LIKE: Living Michael Jackson’s Lessons

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Was I angry? Absolutely. Did I feel powerless, like they wanted me to? Not at all. I knew Spirit was right there with me and speaking through me. Who else was quietly demanding that the men with guns treat me with dignity? Who else had the courage to say, “Even if others decided to evict us, you are carrying out the orders. You are responsible for your actions.” I know the men will be chewing on those words for a … Read More

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THIS IS WHAT EVICTION LOOKS LIKE

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The call came today, and sent me racing home from work. Three big men with guns told me to take only my essential belongings. I insisted I would take everything, as I did not want to have to dig my stuff out of their storage unit at a later date. So I packed quickly, trying to get all my possessions into the car. Before I was finished, the men complained, “We’ve been here for an hour already”, and told me … Read More

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