Have you heard that the weight of a soul is 21 grams? That's equivalent to the weight of five nickles in the palm of your hand.
What do other energies weigh? What is the weight of love?
What is the weight of potential? What is the weight of hope, or more importantly, what is the burden of hopelessness? Not just for the individual, but for the society?
We stand at the precipice of suffering and opportunity. It has been decades since the safety net has been this threadbare as we dive into a recession. One of every 100 black men are warehoused in prison -- locked in the basement -- as our President elect smashes a glass ceiling.
So let this not be the diet of our nation -- the loss of hope, opportunity and our collective souls.
Voting for Obama was a step. A big step. Now we need to stay fully engaged in our democracy and speak loudly for those still without voices. Racism is not over with the election of a black man. And fear and hatred trumps love with the rescinding of gay marriage in California and other anti-gay legislation in Arizona, Florida and Arkansas.
Will Rogers said, "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."