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i got a thing for old photographs of black folk
When the world seem soo harsh at times this is a beautiful song to keep you going… never get weary of doing good and sincerely loving humanity despite all the bad peas in the pod that comes along with the rest…. easier said than done but you try to love them anyway. nasty people are not to be respected but pitied. Their behavior is a reflection of their own insecurity, self destructive behavior, & low self-esteem. All you can do is pray and as the great songstress Jill Scott say keep:
"Moving forward, pressing onward, striving further
Keep on laughing, keep on living, keep on loving yeah
Keep on dreaming keep on achieving, keep on believing
I keep smiling when I come thru …and I cry when I need too”
This def my fave of the day <3 :o)
peace and love to all!
This man was driving me across Tehran yesterday, when I learned that he’d lived for 8 years in America— incidentally on the same STREET as me in Georgia.
He first crossed into the United States from Mexico— paying $1,500 to be transported across the border. He wanted to go to University and be a dentist, but learned that the idea of America was much more bountiful than the reality. He worked at a factory job for 8 years, without ever being able to get a drivers license. He wasn’t able to find a foothold in society. After 9/11, he said things got much tougher for Middle Eastern immigrants. “I had a great passion for the American people,” he said. “When 9/11 happened, I had no money, so instead I gave my blood.”
Five years ago he spent a night in jail for driving without a license. He decided he was tired of being nervous all the time, and he went all out for a green card. When he was turned down, he returned to Iran.
His fee for a 45 minute taxi ride across Tehran was only $6. I paid him the rate he’d have received in America, and asked for his photograph. He was the kind of man I most admire. The kind that realizes you get one shot at life, and risks everything to make the best of it. I was sorry it didn’t work out for him.
“It was my destiny,” he said. He didn’t sound like he believed his own words though.
“Are you married?” I asked.
“Yes. I met my wife when I returned to Iran.”
“Well there you go,” I said.
As I prepared to take his photograph, he made one request: “Don’t photograph me with the taxi,” he said, “it’s a low class job.”
“It’s not a low class job,” I said. “It’s the job of people who take huge risks so their children can be lawyers and surgeons.”
This is so inspirational! wow I can completely relate…
I’ve been watching a lot youtube vids of this guy! he blew up in 2012 with his video “why you asking all them questions?” which whenever you get a chance you should check out! it is hilarious! anyway, I really liked this video b/c really put a spin on new year resolutions! get your fat behind up and do it! LOL def one of my fave of the day! <3
Part 2 of this awesome commentory!!