We cast not our eyes below

Ma Theresa "Tet" Gustilo Gallardo

We cast not our eyes below, we say to ourselves we are how we came, wounded from struggles, triumphant in our survival, entitled by birthright to belong to this the only humankind there is, saying I am included, I belong, I am here, and I will be and do. I will breathe joy into a desolation, I will breathe peace into conflict, I will breathe life into destruction. I will be the earth I wish to see. I am growth, and hope, and glee.