Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Being Odetta

We are grateful for the life of Odetta. Her voice spoke to the people, for it was born out of them.

May her spirit forever rest with us and may we never forget that we, all of us, are the people.

2 comments:

Cynthia said...

I read her detailed obit. in the
Times and was amazed at how much
this one woman accomplished, how
true to herself and her dreams
she sincerely was.
You are so beautiful to acknowledge
her life and passing Judith.

judith ellis said...

Thank you, Cynthia. She was indeed bold and beautiful. I have always been touched my her songs and her pure love of people.

One person can accomplish a lot - indeed. Thanks for the reminder. We need only to begin and never stop. I remind myself of this daily. Fight the good fight of faith. Keep hope alive.

"And now abides faith, hope, and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

Odetta fought for others and hoped for a better tomorrow, but more than these she loved.