1745103709126906Isn’t this little grasshopper so cute!?  Can you see it?

Hiding & camouflaged!

Just hanging out,  minding it’s own business. Looking for food and probably a mate. 

I dont have an exoskeleton. I dont have a strong tough exterior to keep me from harm. I wish I did, life would be so much easier.

Many more people on this planet have had a brutal, gruesome, and terrifying life than I have had. Compared to them, I really have nothing to complain about. Somewhere, someone……always has it worse.

Mercy in a mother’s love.

I recently read an article in “The NewYork Times” [1] about a woman named Margaret Garner.   [2] I never knew about this woman, never heard her name before, never new the suffering that was bestowed upon her…………her burdens of grief and desolation.

Thomas Satterwhite Noble’s 1867 painting Margaret Garner (a.k.a. The Modern Medea)

Why would I? Why would I not know about her?

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

~ George Santayana

No one ever told me about her. No history books, no classes on her. Black History Month wasn’t too “Mainstream” yet when I was growing up. So we really didn’t learn a lot. We learned a few things that were “just enough” to follow the curriculum.

Thankfully my children know more about history (Black History) than I did growing up.

I’ve tried searching for videos/movies/documentaries about her to no avail. There is, however, an Opera about her and a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel called “Beloved” from 1987.

Injustice in this world is not something comparative; the wrong is deep, clear, and absolute in each private fate.

~ George Santayana

In one soul-chilling moment, she killed her own
daughter rather than return her to the horrors of
slavery. Her life inspired a Toni Morrison novel. [1]

Margaret Garner (called “Peggy”) was an enslaved African-American woman in pre-Civil War America who was notorious – or celebrated – for killing her own daughter rather than allowing the child to be returned to slavery.  [2]

To learn more about African-American (Black History) follow these few select links.

Wikipedia Black History Month

African American History Month

Black History Facts 

Fugitive Slave Act of 1850