Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Tha Brothers

I know I know...brothers you are probably thinking "oh no, not another let's bash the Black Man posts" but you know what you couldn't be any further from what this is all about...

Everyday I make my way to work via the METRO (I know, I know but let me finish) and everyday, I am truly intrigued by the variations of beautiful brothers that I see.

From the three piece suit wearing brother...Clean cut, dressed to the nine.
To the earthly brother, rocking the dreads and LRG
To the khaki pants and polo shirt wearing brother
To the around the way brother with his New Balances, chill blue jeans (most likely GAP) and a plain white tee...

Note: I know that there are plenty of brothers that do NOT fit any of the above and can be any varition and/or combination of them all...but that's just too much to try to write...so I kept it simple...aw man...tha brothers....

All of them just beautiful in their own way.

Despite what the media/public opinion/society in general would have us to believe, regardless of the stereotypes that WE place on our brothers ourselves...
All of our men are NOT locked up
ALL of our men are NOT dead beats
ALL of our men are NOT infected with HIV or a STD
ALL of our men are NOT on the DL or gay
ALL of our men are NOT liars, cheaters, and adulterers

I am a true believer that the Black Family is NOT dead...not yet...not if I (or my generation rather...here is a prime example) have anything to do with it...

There are plenty of intelligent, spiritually centered, honest, faithful, strong yet loving, firm yet caring, Black men in the world! Right here in our area...there just has to be

Its not easy being a young woman of substance to be found by a young man of substance...(that's right a man is supposed to find a woman)
In fact my girlfriend (sister I should say) just had a conversation the other night about how our older male family members have stated that they actually feel "sorry" for us, because we have it "too" together, and thus will more than likely intimidate most young men our age...

Well (and I take a deep breath as I say this) I am just not ready to give up on my brothers yet, especially here in DC where I am from...I believe that there are young men out there who are together, have it together, who won't be intimidated and who will love me as Christ Loves! (Giving more than he receives...true love is about giving of yourself, all of you, with no expectation of receiving the same in return, and in return that other person does the same thing...its one big circle of love...deep huh?...yeah it is)

I had a lot to say but my mind is going faster than my fingers and I didn't get home fast enough from work (off of the train) to get out all that I was thinking...

I am sure that I will revisit this topic I am sure again...

5 comments:

miKeSee said...

THANK YOU for this post!

T.C. said...

NO need for THANKS...but you are very WELCOME! I still believe in you all...I really do...knowing you personally for the past,what 10 years, only shows and give a prime example of this...in fact your most resent post shows this!
Peace

Kep said...

Nice post indeed. Just read this and the crush one. All I have to say is. . .in due time. Just keep your standards high and your head higher! Much love and nice pic!

Peace,
Kep.

T.C. said...

Thanks Kep!
You know THIS man..

j.a.c. said...

nice post indeed. men need to read things like this because i have to admit that we tend to bash more than we uplift.

P.S. Your thoughts flow so well! I love your communication method!