[Discuss-sudbury-model] organize sudbury

From: <Sugmapl_at_aol.com>
Date: Wed Apr 28 00:57:00 2004

Dear Folks,

Wow! Look at all that we have learned from this organizing. We now have
multiple folks that need to go and speak with their mothers. Can we see how deep
this affects people? These are the clear and honest ones that need to go and
speak with their mothers. See if it's OK. To get some deep reassurance or
something, some guidance. I am reminded of the one or two year old on the playground
venturing out and then scurrying back time and time again. No wonder in the
literature they tell us that this stuff disorients folks. It takes them back,
sometimes way back, to the time when they were who they were.

Being raised Catholic, and being the youngest, I will always remember being
in my playpen on Saturday afternoon and seeing the faces of my 3 older brothers
as they filed past to go out to Confession. I screamed and yelled at them and
shook my cage, pleading with them not to be so already lost. Knowing in my
cage and in my soul who really was the free one, till I joined them soon enough.
But I did not forget. In my little heart of long ago, from my cage, I
screamed the joy of freedom at my brothers.

And I can hear that scream today. When we talk this stuff to folks. When they
tell us that they need to go and speak with their mothers. I simply weep.
They see it. And then all in a rush they wonder where they have been for so long.
Where did they go and why did they leave their very own selves. First they
think of their mothers. And then they think of their children. And then they
remember themselves.

You are cordially invited to come and organize with us, and offer to folks
the chance to be themselves, the chance for their children to be themselves.
Come and help us, come for your children, come for yourselves. Don't wait. Hop
the first flight. And coming in, between the small bag of peanuts and the coke,
carve yourself open all the way down to kindness. It's the only requisite. And
we can't use much of anything else. If you need to know, kindness is found in
your soul, but it is only part of your soul, the sweetest and the dearest
part. And we need you to find it in yourself, because we need you to give it
away. You can give it away to all these folks needing to speak with their mothers.

Warm Regards,
Bill Richardson
Received on Wed Apr 28 2004 - 00:56:07 EDT

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