Last night I posted this image and asked you what do you see? There were a few answers but there was no right or wrong answer–what I saw was a world that has Human migration etched on it’s surface.
Migration has always been at the heart of the human experience. It raised a consciousness that we are all interconnected, we traded, took voyages of discovery; not only geographically, but spiritual. With that came much misunderstanding and greed that led to merciless bloodshed. That did not last long, by historical standards, and we were back on our feet creating, connecting with one-another.
Now we can throw out an idea that circles the world in seconds, translated into any known language, effecting innumerable minds, we have migrated into cyberspace. The pixelated universe is one of constant flux, but it lack the textile feel of the physical world, try as we like–it cannot be a safe harbor when bullets are ripping through the air.
Sadly today we have slipped into old patterns of wanton ignorance and hate—we have much more to gain from immigrants and their dreams, many of the great advancements made in our nation and the world came from immigrants seeking a better life elsewhere, to turn on immigrants is to cut the life blood that fed the heart of the human experience.