A Bridge to Peace

Posted:  Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:45am
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    What's the Buzz" covers what's happening, what might be happening, and what should be happening in the opinion of the author.

    Eleanor Cade Busby is an unpublished award-winning writer, photographer and blogger & simply loves writing about herself in third person.She published this absolutely all true bio.

    Busby grew up all over New England,a preacher's kid who set out to destroy every single stereotype about a "Minister's Daughter."

    She attended Goddard College, The Rhode Island Conservatory of Music and The School of Life, majoring in everything she could stuff into her head. She once had her own office and a red stapler. Her employees learned quickly never to touch it.

    Much of her very long life has been spent on or back-stage at theaters. She penned a couple of plays, directed many more and acted in scores of productions. She's done it all except hanging lighting. You can't make her climb a ladder.

    She won awards locally & nationally for social services and customer care. Most recently she was awarded the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award along with 3 million of her closest personal friends for "galvanizing a potent global movement to resist infringements on the rights and dignity of women and many other groups."

    Busby has been a theater, art and dance reviewer and commentator for several publications, including CRACKED magazine.

    Opinionated, obstinate, much-abused, and under-appreciated, she believes that if it isn't funny or relevant, it isn't worth it.

    Eleanor Cade Busby lives in Midcoast Maine with two cats who like to stand on her head at 3 AM demanding a sacrifice, often her sanity.

    Suggestions for topics and comments are always welcome at eleanorcadebusby@hotmail.com

When our precious rights are abridged

When our livelihood, our health, and our hearths are at risk

When our beloveds suffer and die

When we need to Thank our Veterans 

When we must dance for freedom

When we must stand in silence or solidarity

When we must sing in joy or in protest

When our houses of worship are scenes of hatred

When our landmarks are defaced

When racism crawls out of its  slimy gutter

When the broken lead the twisted into dark places we cannot comprehend

When our children need to see  that  we are not afraid

We gather at  our  River, the  mighty Damariscotta

We gather on the Bridge between two towns

Our Bridge to Peace

Our Bridge to Tolerance

Our Bridge to Understanding

We gather there, as we have done before, to speak as one

It is the place we start, hand in hand

To heal ourselves and our world

The place  we say publicly that

Silence is consent

Hate has no home here

We are the Human Race

And  when  for  just one person a light comes on

A small understanding is seeded

A new compassion takes root

We Bridge the gap

& Love  wins.

 

ECB

Photos of various gatherings on the Bridge over many years by Stephen LaGueux, Anna Barber &  Eleanor Cade Busby