This image is of Peggy (R), then a 19 year-old SNCC member, next to future civil rights icon, Dr. Dorothy Cotton (L), after a 1962 church burning in Georgiathe state that Peggy's great-great grandparents, William & Ellen Craft, famously escaped from slavery nearly 115 years earlier...

Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely

Dr. Dorothy Cotton

MY

W E E K L Y 

W O R D

1.9.21

In light of the horror that occurred this past Wednesday, 1/6/21, I wrote, "Where We Look"....

W H E R E   W E   L O O K

by Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely

It is up to us

Where we direct

Our gaze...

Focus our attention.

It is elective

And we can choose

To look or not.

Either way there is CONSEQUENCE.

If we just

look-over

look-up

look-beyond

Will we regret

The urgency to re-set

Our own agenda

After the 6th of January

When armed invaders

Followed a mad man too far.

These next hours are crucial

Our sensibility has been up-ended.

For some of us it is no real surprise

For others, an unexpected jolt.

But for all of us

we cannot just

un-see

un-look

Or over-look...

Not. This. Time.

especially,

or unfortunately…

And from now on.

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