FREEDOM’S HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE
Responsible, accountable action, the highest of values,
privileges earned, and a life lived beyond fear.
When human diversity unites in harmony and solidarity,
celebrating life, individual achievement and the right to choose.
Each time it is upheld (often in blood and heroic sacrifice)
in honor of it’s treasure and the laws that guide and protect it.
Each time the oppressed are liberated, enabling responsible
decision making, freedom to be, and respect for self and all.
An eternal and inalienable right, a spirit embedded in the soul
…..a divine gift – inspiring one’s unique, creative flow.
We honor those whose ultimate sacrifice, grace and suffering
sustains this gift; our hearts swell with deep and sincere
GRATITUDE for the freedom to live, and love . . . and ‘be’!
- Arvetta Souza (2004)