Live generously!Published 6:14pm Tuesday, April 1, 2014
To the editor:
I read Nancy Pemberton’s letter to the editor about Marche Pittman with a mixture of sadness and disgust. I don’t know Nancy Pemberton, but unfortunately I have met many people like her throughout the years.
Marche Pittman is one of the kindest, most decent people living in Polk County. So Why – I repeat “Why” – would Ms. Pemberton write such a nasty and hateful piece about him? Has she ever even spent time with Marche in an effort to get to know him? Sadly, I fear that Ms. Pemberton’s objective has nothing to do with Marche Pittman, nor his character.
Nancy Pemberton’s letter clearly demonstrates some of the most malign & malevolent tendencies of the American Left. Whether it be from politicians or pundits or liberals online in chat rooms, the rhetoric & campaigns of character assassination aimed at perceived enemies have grown poisonous. Nancy it appears fell prey to this disease.
There is a Hindu poem titled “And a Meadow Lark Sang”. A few lines from that poem go: “Touch me God, and let me know you are here!” Whereupon God reached down and touched the child. But the child brushed the butterfly away and walked away unknowingly.”
People are like butterflies. When you brush them away, you are brushing away God. How can it be otherwise, given that we are all children from one Creator? Nancy Pemberton needs to look inside her own heart before she starts attacking others.
There is also a lesson in the teachings of Buddha that basically says when we hang on to hostility, anger and discontent; we become thieves, robbing ourselves of happiness.
Someday I would like to think that Ms. Pemberton could find happiness, the first step might be to stop judging others.
“Judge not lest ye be Judged”, Matthew 7:2-5
– Cynthia Breedlove,