11391753_10205230335572118_7893354269897720239_nCompassion. Right now I’m struggling to address any topic concerning compassion for #1000Speak when outrage clouds my vision. This has felt like the spring of illness. Sure, time and again I’ve fought bronchitis only to be felled by fever, nausea, and flooding lungs the last several days, but that pales against the sickness that is killing people in this country.

How long…how long must we sing this song…” As I stared at the blank screen to begin writing this post these words from over 30 years ago repeated in my head.

The events in Charleston, the mass shooting, the mass murder of human beings because their skin color is different then the shooter’s has yet again left me wondering what’s required for compassion to replace hate? And then I hear the news that compassion is flowing from the African-American community.

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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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