We are much more alike than different.
We are both human beings.
I may be female while you are male but we both breathe air into our lungs.
You may be gay while I am straight but we still crave human touch.
I may be black while you are white but we both need water to survive.
You may be poor while I am wealthy but we both crawled before we walked.
I may be be a veteran while you are a pacifist but we both love our country.
You may speak one language while I speak another but we both understand a smile.
I may be an athlete while you are a spectator but we both love the sport.
You may have a PhD while I have a grade school education but we both value knowledge.
I may play the piano while you may sing but we share a love for music.
You may be happy while I am sad but we both cry tears.
I may like travel while you prefer to be at home but we both appreciate the beauty of our world.
You may be a intellectual while I am developmentally challenged but both our brains are wired to connect.
I may be single while you are married but we both want to be loved.
You may be a writer while I am a reader but we share a fondness for words.
I may create with my hands while you create with your mind but we both value a job well done.
You may be a vegan while I am a carnivore but we both love a great meal.
I may be old and you may be young but we both value life.
You may be tall while I am diminutive but we both reach for new heights.
I may be spiritual while you are religious but we both embody the divine.
You may be a parent while I am childless but we both value the future of humanity.
I may be Indigenous while you are an immigrant but we are now both Americans.
Can you see the YOU in Me?
Can I see the ME in You?
There is a WE.
It’s on this bridge where our healing begins.
I’ll meet you there,
Rose Tenaglia Dunn is the founder of LyceumLIVE, Your Resource of Hope and Healing. A consummate connector, Rose is passionate about shining the spotlight on change makers who are leading the way toward a just and sustainable world that works for all. She enjoys traveling, drinking good tequila and feeling the sand between her toes.