“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
My good friend Marietta Watts was in the studio today being interviewed by Renee Collins for a project called “I Am Diversity.” It’s a take on a conversation started many years ago involving a few Humanity Academy grads like Eric Morrow discussing what diversity looks like, or rather, who diversity looks like. In short, it’s all of us. We each contribute to this beautiful tapestry of life and none more so than Marietta. Being a humble woman, she would argue that last point I’m sure, but anybody that knows her will back me up.
I probably say this every time I post about Marietta, but I can’t help it because it’s really true, she is a light in this world. We all contribute, that’s true, but some of us have a light in our souls that penetrates deeper than others. Marietta is one of those lights. Her understanding of the human condition is remarkable. Really, the word remarkable isn’t sufficient enough, but that’s the best I can do for now. And her tact? I’ve seen her handle some of the most problematic statements/people with the grace of a ballerina. She has an uncanny ability to take a touchy subject and make it okay to talk about, and make you feel good doing it. It takes a heart split wide open to do that. She makes me want to be a better person. I hope she gets every happiness in this life she so richly deserves, and I hope every person reading this has a chance to meet Marietta. You’ll see right away what I mean. She is all light.