Love Train

In Uncategorized on May 6, 2011 at 2:52 pm

As the first post of AprilScissors.com, it is important to establish that everything I do is founded in love: a love for community, a love for humanity, and a love for just simple understanding. The analyses that will develop as this blog develops are intended to highlight our collective humanity, a collectiveness that sometimes gets eclipsed by perceived unforgivable differences and power struggles. I can find no better way to express that sentiment than to post this video of beautiful Soul Train dancers grooving to The O’Jays’ 1973 classic, “Love Train.” For me, the 70s are representative of so many social movements in the United States; a time where folks felt empowered, ready to speak, ready for change, and willing to rely on one another to, again, build some collective humanity. In this case, they’re building that collectivity on the dance floor, but the message of the song and images are no less symbolic of that universal need for collective love (peace, and soul). -AS

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