Friday, April 5, 2013

The Darkness

A spell is over the city but the people are in it for the long haul. The everyday ordinary people here are taking quantum leaps of faith, holding on to what they have for now and making the best out of the worst of today. 

Today, Detroit is a city of under one million people and a emergency manager had to be called in with the hope of fixing the problems. Many of us still live in fear paralyzed by racism. One thing is sure, the arts are playing a very important part in helping to transform the city into a city of art and color; Art on the eastside and westside where there are no lights. Houses are being transformed into works of art right in front us as we try to make sense out of this phenomenon of art becoming a medicine, even in the darkness of our consciousness. 

As I drive around at night, I see the ghost of the past and hear the voices of those who were once part of this city. The darkness is thick. How do you train yourself to see the light when there's so much darkness in the minds of many here in the D? The real light is in the people with a thirst for truth and knowledge of self. God help us to see the light even in your darkness here in the hood.

1 comment:

  1. As artists we can bring the light to help dispel the darkness. Thank you for reminding us of that and for the hope and light you bring into the city.