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Message for Valentine's Day

 

"You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals.

To that end each of us must work for his own improvement and,

at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular

duty being to aid those whom we think can be most useful." ---Marie Curie

 

Definition of humankinds:

1. humankind - all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover", she always used humankind because 'mankind' seemed to slight the women" human beings, human race, humans, mankind, humanity, world, man.

 

How will you live your life? That is the question I dwelled on late last night while driving home from attending "Fort Worth Movies that Matter," a film series program intended to create awareness about diversity, inclusion and issues impacting human and civil rights.

 

Filipe DeAndrade, Producer & Photographer and Ben Masters, Film Maker

 

Filipe DeAndrade, Ben Masters, Austin Alvarado, Heather Makey, and Jay Kieberg are more than human beings. I call them humankinds. "The River and the Wall," is a film they produced and filmed. It is being viewed in different cities, at different times, for different reasons. After the film ended, the feature film was followed by a moderator at the Theater with interactive Q&A by audience participants, with a live interview by Filipe DeAndrade and Ben Masters. To see and understand more, about the issues concerning people, culture, eminent domain, wildlife, the river, and landscape that everyone is talking about, look for the movie trailer "The River and the Wall," youtube dated 5/2/19.

 

This is the story of five humankinds who don't sit glued to their computers watching the Internet, Social Media, or the Media play-out the actions and voices of politicians and/or news media. They are the doers, the five friends who decided to take an adventure into the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands, traveling 1200 miles by bicycles, canoes, horses and mules down through the canyons of the most rugged terrain possibly never seen by human beings.

 

The purpose of this blog post is not to discuss politics or state which side of the fence you are on, but rather dwell on humankinds. The five young friends shared and emulated traits I saw that touched my soul. How would I describe them?

 

Courageous

Bold

Benevolent

Concerned

Problem Solvers

Team Players

Funny

Compassionate

Adventurous

Curious Minds

Researchers

Educators

Philanthropists

Journalists

Conservationists

Inspirational

 

This film is about humankind, not just your ordinary human beings who judge. They are the movers, the shakers, the doers, and through their unique photo journey and documentation, it is through their interpersonal communication with nature, I walked away seeing with a different lens of my own. The problem, in my opinion, is not whose side of the fence you are on, but who is at the root of the problems our countries face today when it comes to drugs and crime. Some of the greatest people who lived spoke from the heart, such as...

 

Albert Schweitzer, "We need a boundless ethic that includes animals too."

 

Albert Einstein left the world a better place because he taught humankinds to "widen the circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." 

 

The five friends who went down into the canyons, climbed treacherous terrains by foot with horses, crossed the Rio Grande by canoes, while risking their lives and rode bicycles that were encrusted with the mud of the earth are truly humankinds of a different species and we need more of them in this world. Truly, there is no greater gift than love. 

 

Patricia Feager

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Roy Kelley - Thank you! I also appreciate my Valentine's Card that you sent through this AR comment. It is beautiful!!! 

I wish you and Dolores the kindest Valentine's Day!!!

Feb 14, 2020 08:12 AM #4
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Happy Valentine's Day, Patricia. There is no greater gift than love. And I'm totally with Albert Schweitzer on the fact that "We need a boundless ethic that includes animals too."

Feb 14, 2020 08:28 AM #5
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Happy Valentines Day Patricia... Love is the greatest gift of all and the more we give the more we get...

Feb 14, 2020 08:39 AM #6
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Hello Patricia - this movie-going experience had a bigger impact for you than the typical film might have.  It's good when life presents those opportunities to experience things beyond the screen or the page to encompass more than just the subject at hand.  Thanks for sharing.  

 

 

 

Feb 14, 2020 08:39 AM #7
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Nina Hollander - There are places in this world nobody understands unless they lived through it. I have the greatest respect for people, like these five amazing individuals who did what I can't believe anyone else would do today! There was only one point in the movie where the emotion of fear became real when they were going down the river at night into drug territory. Going down the rapids, maneuvering through rocks was one thing, but that's the risk you take with nature. People really are our own worst enemy. When you see the horses climbing through the roughest terrain imaginable, leading the way for their riders to get through the maze, you begin to realize, clearly, just how important animals are to human beings. These humankinds are touching lives in ways I couldn't imagine. 

Feb 14, 2020 09:07 AM #8
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Beth and Richard Witt - Amen!!! Love is beauty with a spiritual power.

Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Feb 14, 2020 09:09 AM #9
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Michael Jacobs - These five people give us reason for hope and were willing to take that journey, 1200 miles with more courage than it takes to complete a triathlon guiding viewers through life meaning and direction. There was no script - it was raw. It was real. Events that they encountered were being filmed without some Director telling them what to do, without hair and make-up crew, coffee shop breaks like we would know in our own cities and places we travel, except of course once when they showed where they stopped in Mexico and had a dinner that they appreciated so much with the locals. Yes! The film made a big impact on me and even after the Moderator was finished, people like myself continued to gather and discuss - strangers - all on the same page, in awe, with greater knowledge and insights than when we walked into the Theater. This was an experience I will never forget.

Feb 14, 2020 09:16 AM #10
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Patricia I will have to check out this youtube video. 

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Feb 14, 2020 11:30 AM #11
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George Souto - Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

Also, let me know what you think when see the youtube video.

Have a wonderful day!

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On Valentine’s Day, I’d love the message to be more about people loving one another- period. Let’s let the lovers celebrate everyday.

Feb 14, 2020 12:39 PM #13
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Happy Valentines Day Patricia!! ♥♥

I hope that you and your loved ones are enjoying this special day dedicated to celebrating love and kindness!♥

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Nearly two years ago now I became less engaged with my computer and more engaged with my family and friends face to face.  It was a really good move.  Business is still good and my family is wonderful.

Feb 15, 2020 07:49 PM #15
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Sometimes, we do just forget to be human and kind of leave it at that and care for one another

Feb 15, 2020 10:54 PM #16
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Tammy Lankford, Sometimes face-to-face I contact and heartfelt discussion to go miles further I don’t know how much Is it best to grants game but I believe I want something more than just that digital stuff.

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OH my gosh, how refreshing are these five humankind, Patricia?! I admire those from that generation who are okay disconnecting and actually living life! Their generation is one that lost the great outdoors in their youth - they preferred video games, peppered with extracurricular activities that the parents set up to get them away from the TV! 

How wonderful that these five are experiencing something so magnificent that they didn't even know existed a decade ago - hidden gems that they discovered. How cool is this?! I want this for my millennial boys!

Feb 17, 2020 10:10 AM #18
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - I do hope you get to see the movie. Talk about love and spirited human beings who are adventurous, funny, and problem solvers too! I would compare them to Jane Goodall and her passion for animals and the environment. The guy with his cap turned backwards is an award winning National Geographic Photographer! She is a professional birder and I saw birds I have never seen before. The attributes I gave them are true. They worked as a TEAM, looking out for each other and showing us what may never be possible again. To see what's on the border and all its roughed beauty is a sight to behold. The TEAM showed us what is beautiful and not a tourist attraction. They took this project on with peace and happiness in their hearts, making mutual sacrifices while looking out for each other. 

I wish we could have been neighbors when our kids were growing up. Mine are similar to what you want for your boys. My daughter just got back from an excursion in Africa and it's nothing like the Wild Safari trips we've seen through eyes of others who have taken trips like that. When I saw her photos, they took my breath away and filled my heart with joy that she is living the life I taught her taking her own life experiences to a completely different level!

I want to say thank you. You always see the positive and seem to understand me, when others can't. 

Feb 17, 2020 10:45 AM #19
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Tammy Lankford, - Not many women in business can turn the chapter of their lives into a more fully charged chapter, devoted it to their family and friends and delegate the business to trusted individuals. I applaud you a thousand times or more! You ARE the real deal!!!

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Oh, I definitely want them to do more - share more of these experiences - discover more of the world with their cameras in-hand. I'm always mesmerized by new discoveries - land, birds and all of God's creatures fascinate me. 

Yes, your daughter is truly the exception for her generation - I love reading about her and it's wonderful to know that she is not only doing this for herself but, to give to others as well. Indeed, that is what I want for my boys too!

You really should write a book - I hang on your every word. You are articulate and make your readers want to keep reading. There are so darned few people in this world that have that talent - I am confident that you could be an award-winning author.

As for understanding you, I believe that many people have a 'set' opinion for everything. They are not flexible in what they hear or how they respond. That goes for blogs too - they read the title and comment based on that and a few skimmed words in the posts. To me, it makes them seem to not understand - if that makes any sense whatsoever! LOL

Seriously, don't worry about anyone not understanding you - you be YOU! I love you like that...as do many, many others!

Feb 17, 2020 10:55 AM #21
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It sounds like a really good film and worth seeing.  I'll look it up... you know you can "embed" the YouTube trailer into your post quite easily...

Feb 17, 2020 09:46 PM #22
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Here's a link the their Facebook page which will take you on the rest of the journey to the film and beyond..

https://www.facebook.com/theriverandthewall/

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