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Dani Fine - Poetry+Water  Small part of the whole. Poetry Publication: @wethetenderhearted

I’m just as I’m meant to be: a tiny speck in the great big everything! 🖤

To our precious boys in Chiang Rai, Thailand, with my deepest love❤️

You Can Hold The Whole World’s Hand. Song lyrics from a children’s album @jordanwainer and I released a few years ago, we are soon to re-release it the right way! One of my many dreams for all children is that they will have a chance to form deep connections and friendships with nature. 💙

💙💚What it’s all about 💚💙
François Clemmons was singing in a Pittsburgh-area church when he first met Fred Rogers. Taken by his voice, Fred asked François to join the cast of his new television show as singing policeman Officer Clemmons. He would go on to play the role for 25 years, becoming the first African American actor to have a recurring part on a children’s TV show.

Initially, he was uneasy about taking on the role of Officer Clemmons, having personally had negative interactions with the police, and having witnessed the violence civil rights demonstrators had faced at the hands of law enforcement. But a scene from a 1969 episode of the show helped convince him that his role would have a positive impact on society.

During the show, Mister Rogers invited Officer Clemmons to take a break from his work walking the beat and join him in a kiddie pool to cool his feet. As the scene concludes, in what is clearly a biblical gesture, Fred, who was also a Presbyterian minister, takes a towel and dries Officer Clemmons’ feet for him. Twenty-five years later, they reprised the scene during François’ final appearance on the show.
Fred Rogers’ friendship and kindness stood in contrast to other scenes involving swimming pools in the 1960s. At this time, similar to water fountains, public transportation, and public schools, public pools had become a battleground of racial segregation. Under Jim Crow era policy, not only could black people and white people not swim at the same time, many pools were entirely off limits to black people, fueled by a fear that African-Americans carried disease and the view that swimming pools were physically (and by extension sexually) intimate contexts.
I cherish this moment when Mister Rogers looks into the screen as if to say, how dare you try to separate us.
Story taken and edited from StoryCorps and Christ and pop culture. Also beautifully told in the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor, in theaters now!!!!

Also: fireworks are terrifying for wild animals and pets alike, triggering for veterans, and terrible for the environment. #justsayin

✨True me by @fatherofode

🖤one of them is a mountain one is a sheepy dog and the other 2 are whatever you want them to be 😘

It deepens my broken heart to see people responding and taking action in their own unique and powerful ways to the terrible injustice of the family separation crisis. Yes, it is a human rights issue. But, at this time and at all times, I am called to bring attention to the rights of children and the importance of honoring them. I believe in all of you and thought I’d share a few things we can do that resonate with me personally while opening the floor to any further suggestions. I love you. ❤️

I never said the steps were easy 😘❤️ a message to myself, a life’s worth of work. ❤️

“Still your hands
And still your heart
For still your face comes shining through
And all the morning glows anew
Still your mind
Still your soul
For still, the fire of love is true
And I am breathless without you” Nick Cave, breathless. Our first dance song at our wedding, 6 years ago. Here we are now, dancing to Tom Waits on top of a foggy morning mountain. Bellies full of bagels. 🖤

✨Closing Sonic Sunday’s spring summer series tonight✨ 6 pm, $10, 2415 Cheremoya Ave, Los Angeles. BYOB. Outdoors with the stars and the Hollywood sign’s interesting energy! Featuring @briannafalcone @kaceyjohansing @partinglines with part of proceeds benefiting the Asylum seeker advocacy project ❤️

🖤🖤🖤🖤I was put on this earth to say it over and over again, I love you🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

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