Time to celebrate,
time to remember,
time to put away.
Copyright 2021 Brenda Davis Harsham
Notes: Happy Martin Luther King Day! Traditionally, MLK weekend is when my family and I put away our Christmas decorations. I’ve had the reindeer a long time, but this new little 2020 Santa, I made from polymer clay while roughly following steps in a book on sculpting mythic creatures. Such fun. Hard to get the red off my palms afterwards. I’m storing him for the year, and thinking about all the troubles we put away as well. What a relief it is to be able to put worries away. We have to remember our white privilege allows us to forget about race issues, and that we have to fight putting that away. People should not be afraid to walk down the street, just because they are not white. Black Lives Matter. We have to say it because black people believe white people don’t value the lives of black people, don’t recognize their contribution to our culture and country. It’s a tragedy that some people can’t bring themselves to say it at all. I’ll say it again. Black Lives Matter. May everyone find a little magic today, whether in remembering or in putting away.