It’s rush hour on the subway and I’m standing up, balancing to not fall with the starts and stops. There’s a black guy next to me wearing a black cyclist face mask with a black woolen balaclava over it. I’m peeling off layers because the space is sweltering with body heat. I wonder what is motivating him to cover his whole face, revealing his eyes. Is he trying to hide is identity? Is he a weirdo dressing up as a terrorist? I wonder…. And so even though he’s listening to something with headphones, I interrupt him to quench my curiosity.
Politely I ask, “excuse me, what motivates you to cover your face?”
He answers with a muffled voice. “I have a cold. I don’t want to get anyone sick.”
I’m amazed. Here I was thinking he was potentially a psycho and he is a conscientious sweetheart!
Now that’s a lesson in projection if ever I had one!
I just kant. Methinks the pleasurable one will be deleting this tone deaf, racist post in 3 2 1. If not, Michael Ellsberg’s ex-wife’s FB page has a public setting. Feel free to let Jena know how brave she is for speaking to THE FEAR.
A passer-by caught me rocking it out to the music of an exquisite, soulful, black female vocalist this morning. Wow, that voice. I couldn’t help but dance. And yes of course, I put money in her hat.
I entertain myself…
Update: Some folks did stop by Jena’s pleasurable FB page to inquire about her unnerving, condescending attitude towards black folks. Jena fumed and deleted their comments and her responses ASAP, although new comments have cropped up.
Erika Watson, Heart Wisdom & Being Consciousness Architect, jumped in to defend Jena, just as woos stood behind Ali Shanti when she encouraged them to steal their parents’ retirement savings.