In this spoken word piece, Mayda Del Valle poetically invites us to speak up, to shout, to write, to ask, to rave, to share…if we don’t how do we expect G-d to hear us?
Speaking up is not only about asking for things, please G-d this and please G-d that. It is also about speaking truth to power—lifting our voices through speech, signs, hands, writing, songs, art—lifting our voices to show our solidarity with others. How do we embody being a microphone for the divine? It is in the whispered “I love you” to a dying loved one…it is the cheerful “hello” and “thank you” to the grocery store cashier…it is the “I’m sorry” to the victims and survivors of violence…it is the chant of a vigil line in support of immigration and queer rights. If we don’t speak up, how do we expect G-d to hear our attempts of caring and celebrating creation? By speaking up through our actions we plant seeds for justice; we embody a lived thank you to G-d for life’s messiness and beauty.