Yesterday my application for a tourist visa to Canada was refused for three main reasons: No money or assets to show, no job to show, and no family ties to show. To the government it doesn't matter if the love of my life is there - it doesn't matter that I wish to connect with all the beautiful souls in Canada that I met online, perhaps do more Soulspeak interviews and gather with souls to spread messages of hope peace and love and it doesn't matter to them that I'm giving out my poetry and traveling to a beautiful land on this earth and create joy with you -- it is sad, and it certainly broke my heart -- and I cried like a baby sure -- but it's over, and I will move past it -- thanks to the system my love has grown even stronger, for the world. For all those like me who will never stop trying to bridge the gap. I won't give up because I know that even if you are not blood, we are brothers and sisters in spirit. ALL OF US. And we are here for each other. "The world is my TRIBE" says my Dylan ... yes it is.... And so with this I call on all of you, who are here today, to ask you these questions:
ARE WE NOT HERE TO COME TOGETHER, BE AS ONE?
DO WE REALLY NEED BORDERS?
DO WE REALLY NEED TO BE MORE SEPARATE THAN WE ALREADY ARE?
Think about it. Feel it. And remember that I am here for you.
I am neither Filipino, or Spanish... nor am I Chinese. I wasn't born with a passport attached to my umbilical cord, a birth certificate tattooed on my back , or an immigration stamp on my arm...
I am born a child of nature. I am a citizen of the world.
I am your sister.