Ms. Shakur’s words are very graphic and hits on every emotion. To me, life is affirmation: how we are born and raised, and what our eyes see and our hearts find is amazing. The happiness and sadness of daily life and how the sun brings light to such a dark world, how we are bound together as people who say what we feel are judged and set free all in one motion.
A wall is just a wall, and as she said, it can be brought down. But it’s for us to find our path in loving one another and growing together, instead of being lost. Anyone, including myself, can and will find their way to port. But only if you allow yourself to know the difference of where you’ve been and where you are going. Our lives are cut shorter by the simplest, mindless racism, violence, and phobias we have about what we fear.
Our fear should be pride. If we would all be proud of life, then we could love and have more tolerance and empathy for each other. Until they happen, we will continue to be lost ships. We must believe in light and each other.
These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.