The two big news stories this week have been:
A) A young couple being exalted and celebrated and treated as more worthy & special than all the rest of us, for no reason but the family they were born into, or are marrying into.
B) A man who started from nothing, yet pulled himself up to the highest of heights and became an inspiration to millions..who through a lifetime commitment to hard work, scholarship and integrity has achieved things that 200 years of history had judged impossible..but who still, after all that, is being treated as less worthy than the rest of us, as less than a man, less than a citizen, simply because of the family/race/skin he was born into.
You’ll have to forgive me if I don’t shed a tear for the royal wedding.
Novelas amorosas de María de Zayas y Sotomayor, 1637
Translation: Because souls are neither male nor female
(Submitted by amorestavivo)