Our gathering of friendship is held with common causes and common values.
But our commonality is at odds with the world.
Our gathering is laced with kindness and reason.
The world is slashed with brutality and chaos.
Our gathering is laced with compassion and charity.
The world is broken with selfishness and greed.
Our gathering is laced with tenderness and understanding.
The world is cracked with pain and ignorance.
Our gathering is laced with Hope.
For we reside in both worlds, are gathering is not in a bubble, we must learn to lace together our commonality in our beautiful broken world and mend it as best we can.
We step into the world with the causes and values on our heart so the world knows who we are.
Our gathering will not be hidden....
Our love shall not be hidden!