Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This afternoon a couple of friends and I are headed to the land of concrete spaghetti! Yep, the big D is once again calling my name.
This time the purpose of the trip is not to visit friends or family but to speak at an event concerning Human Trafficking. Our final destination is Southlake, TX a beautiful neighborhood snuggled between Dallas and Fort Worth. The Dynamic Women's Connection there is throwing out the red carpet.
I LOVE concrete spaghetti. This picture conjures up happy memories. This interchange has taken me to fabulous places and sites that most folks only dream about. It's the path to concerts, the Canton flea market, houses of friends, the Dallas Arboretum, family, great churches, Houston, the West End, the 6th floor Museum, and did I mention Grandchildren? Much can be experienced once the concrete maze is conquered.
Even if you detest metroplex traffic you've got to admit this thing is brilliant!
In fact, when this $261 million dollar architectural highway was being constructed I actually knew and interacted frequently with one of the engineers of the project. I loved her pink hard hat! Her brilliant mind and gracious manner was a blessing to behold.
These roads bring happiness to my heart. At the same time these roads are frightful places for men, women and children that are being carried inside panel vans, black SUV's and 18-wheelers. I have the freedom to travel by choice while thousands of innocents travel because they are held against their will. They are carried from place to place for profit and have no means of escape.
That vision that is running through my mind today.
I simply cannot be silent while little girls are being held as inventory for profit and at the same time realize that one frumpy grandmother has little power. The size and evilness of Human Trafficking sometimes knots my thoughts up into "brain spaghetti."
It's going to take a grass roots movement the size of the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's to stop this billion dollar enterprise.
BUT....if mankind can design and build concrete spaghetti, who knows? Maybe I'll have a little hope today and do what I CAN do!