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Dear Friends,

I had a different V&V planned for this Autumn Equinox; but here we are.

Balance is not passive; ask any dancer or athlete.  Striking a balance is energy in action; it requires a strong center, a strong core.

The scales of justice balance the needs of the individual against the needs of society; they balance the interests of one individual and those of another. Our symbol of justice balancing the scales dates back to the Egyptian Goddess Ma'at, who stood for truth, fairness, righteousness, ethics and morality.  In ancient Egyptian belief, the law stood above all humans, with Ma'at representing the cosmic order that balanced the universe.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg died on the first evening of Rosh Hashanah — the Jewish New Year. In Jewish tradition, one who dies on Rosh Hashanah is considered a tzaddik, "a person of great righteousness".

May we work with her passion to restore fairness and equality in this country.

May each of us actively work to restore the balance we need in our nation.


The Autumn Equinox - September 22, 2020

Walking the long walk
grandmothers walked before us;
justice roars back.











Once handed out on street corners, it seemed right to update the broadside* form for our electronic age's street corner - the web. Welcome to A VISION AND A VERSE, an e-Broadside. Four to six times a year, I'll showcase a featured image and poem of mine, matching them on a seasonal or timely theme.

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Margaret McCarthy

*A broadside is a large sheet of paper printed on one side only. Historically, broadsides were posters, announcing events or proclamations, or simply advertisements. Today, broadside printing is done by many smaller printers and publishers as a fine art variant, with poems often being available as broadsides, intended to be framed and hung on the wall.
-From Wikipedia