He reached out to me a few months ago looking for designs for a tattoo he had on his mind, and I solicited a few to do sketches (none that appealed to him). I did find, however, another student's tattoo of Ubuntu and he liked the calligraphy. Yesterday's marking is his senior-year testimony to youth: power, an Adrinka symbol for "God is King" and th Ubuntu philosophy. We are stronger when we look to the power of doing good in the world.
I sent the tattoo to my cousin Mark and said, 'Wow...who would have ever thought influences would influence influences"" Pretty remarkable, actually,
And it's Monday morning, already. How did that happen? I just finished last Friday (sick as I was) and now it's time to kick off again - of course, I spent the weekend grading and writing. It's the life, I guess.
May you find yourself empowered in togetherness with a faith in doing what's right. That's my theme for the week....heck, for life.