Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Saturday, April 24, 2010

how do you look at stuff?

by karen #1965 third grade teacher how do you look at stuff?...i mean...everything...how do you look at art?...how do you look at a day when it is jam packed with things you don't wanna do?...how do you look at a person that constantly drops the ball and does not follow through?...how do you look at a state patrol guy that stops you going 75 in a 55?...how do you look at a co-worker that never works?...how do you look at those folks that are at church on sunday, but are total jerks during the week?...how do you look at folks that are not nice to your children?...how do you look at a teacher that never gives you a good grade on an essay?...how do you look at a situation where you know folks are making mistakes, but it is really not your job to push them in the best direction?...how do you look at people that are truly the opposites of you?...how do you look at a close family member that sometimes hurts your feelings?...how do you look at that husband or boyfriend or wife or girlfriend that never folds the clothes?...how do you look at the puppy that constantly tears up everything and could probably chew the tires off your car?...how do you look at that walmart checkout lady that does not smile when you crack a joke?...how do you look at friends or family that let you down and make you sad?...how do you look at people that are SOOOOO negative and never have a positive thing to say about anything?....

folks....i am telling you...you have to make the best of stuff...if you are looking at things and becoming angry or hurt or annoyed...well, find a new way to look at it...just that simple...think of another way to look at it...surely there is an explanation for the behavior of others that you must learn to accept...so................don't judge a man until you have walked 2 moons in his moccasins or as elvis sang....until you have walked a mile in their shoes...

here is how i look at art sometimes when no one is around...this is a robert rauschenbert painting...now i am gonna start trying harder to look at everything in my life this same way...i think i can do it...i may take a little energy or creativity, but it i will certainly have a different view...funny how you can apply stuff in art to everything in life...check me out...having fun looking at art....
like elvis sang in the 1970s..

If I could be you, if you could be me

For just one hour, if we could find a way
To get inside each other's mind
If you could see you through my eyes
Instead your own ego I believe you'd be
I believe you'd be surprised to see
That you've been blind



Walk a mile in my shoes
just walk a mile in my shoes

Before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Then walk a mile in my shoes
Now if we spend the day
Throwin' stones at one another
'Cause I don't think, 'cause I don't think
Or wear my hair the same way you do
Well, I may be common people
But I'm your brother
And when you strike out
You're tryin' to hurt me
It's hurtin' you, Lord HAVE mercy



Walk a mile in my shoes
just walk a mile in my shoes
Before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Then walk a mile in my shoes



Now there are people on reservations
And out in the ghetto
And brother there, but, for the grace of God
Go you and I,
If I only had wings of a little angel
Don't you know, I'd fly
To the top of a mountain
And then I'd cry, cry, cry



Walk a mile in my shoes
just walk a mile in my shoes
Before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Then walk a mile in my shoes


happy april 24, 2010

2 comments:

  1. Great post and so appropriate for me to read today!

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