Kiki & Lala

Change Is Gonna Come

Posted on: December 5, 2009

For most of this year I’ve been feeling like I…we (you and me) are right on the cusp of something, like at the tipping point of change – good change, I hope.  And if you look around you change seems to be the recurring theme nowadays.  You and I know that social change and any kind of change in the macro level is only possible through personal change.  As we’ve learned, everything we do creates a halo of effects and we never really know the extent of its impact.

Thanks to your prodding, I made the trip up to Barnes & Noble on the Upper West Side and attended the book signing and talk of author Yehuda Berg.  He gave a short talk and signed some books.

He talked about the basic message of the book by explaining how we are all connected and that our actions affect each other.  He used the example of the business of child slavery, which apparently is a billion dollar industry – think $12 billion!  While most of us are very far removed from such a tragedy, our daily actions may be promoting this industry.  How?  By patronizing and purchasing products manufactured in sweat shops or factories that employ children.  This fact is not new to us and yet sadly, this fact still remains a fact, a reality.  Hopefully, this book will inspire people to be aware of our connectedness (in so many levels) and work on a personal change.  Here are some photos I took of the event.

So as we end this insane year that was 2009, let’s remember that famous Sam Cooke song (Sam who??).

Look familiar?

Oh there been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long,

But now I think I’m able to carry on

It’s been a long, long time coming

But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will.

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2 Responses to "Change Is Gonna Come"

and WHERE is your picture with DA MAN??

I was too jahe to make pa-picture. Perhaps you can take our picture in Manila?

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