It is a beautiful day! My kids gave me the opportunity to go for a run today, which I really enjoyed. During the run I thought a lot about all the mothers over in Afghanistan. (For those of you who don’t know, I’m writing an evening-length piece for Conspirare based on the poetry from the women of Afghanistan ~ and many of those women are mothers.) I was thinking about how I wanted to begin the piece, and this came to mind:
“I do not speak for these women.
We do not speak for these women.
We simply share their stories
so you can admire and applaud
their spirits, words, and bravery.”
At the very least it might just be in the score, but maybe it should be said out loud at the beginning. I don’t know. What do you think?