Position Yourself

4:03:00 AM


Good morning beautiful people, 

Been up all night colouring to cool my anger after counting 1, 2, 3, 4 school fires in different parts of Kenya. As i was looking into this, I learnt that there have been 32 other similar cases over the last 2 months. My mind could not shake off the thought that this thing happens every year,  and we suspend (or expel) the students, ask them to pay for the damaged property, we say the students are possessed and need deliverance, we blame parents for being absent, we think if corporal punishment was brought back things would be better, form commissions and the list goes on and on then we forget, i think it would be fair for me to say we forget...we forget until the next incident and we go through this cycle again maybe because we forgot or at least to look like we are trying to do something about it.



As I was thinking about this, my mind couldn't help but think of the Kapenguria Police killings late last week and the #Mavoko3 killing and the emails I keep getting about how families of people with mental health conditions are conned off by shoddy pastors asking them to sell property to finance their healing miracles.


...then there is South Sudan, Turkey, Bangladesh, the US Baton Rouge video on social media and the list goes on and on.


I just needed time out and I took to coloring to cool down and put my thoughts in a row. As i coloured I thought to myself, true we can't all deal with everything, I mean the schools alone had me beyond boiling point but ‎the worst thing that any one of us can do right now is to sit in our caccoons and say that those are things happening to those people there.

Like it or not, we are those people and believe it or not, there is here already and everyone of us as long as we walk on this earth, is affected because sweethearts interconnectivity is REAL!!!




In the Book of Esther in the Bible, Mordecai tells Esther that who knows but maybe she was put in the palace for a time such as this and if she remained silent, relief for the Jews would come from elsewhere and herself and her family have no surety of being saved despite being in the palace.  

None of us should remain silent ...we all have a role to play.

If you can pray, pray and ask the Lord to position you, to show you 'your how',

If you are an artist...use your art, your pen, your lens, your colors, your graphics, your dance, your song, whatever your art is as an action, to demand for action, to initiate action.

If you are a write, change history with your pen, let your children and children's children read about how you positioned yourself.

If you don't know what to do, ask someone who looking out for the good of the greater society from an unbiased place

...whatever you do, don't lie to yourself that these things are happening to those people out there because we are those people and this my dear, this is out there.

Sending love and light,
Sitawa

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