The above image ( my words and Justin Tyme’s digital magic ) is our response to the Charlottesville, VA., race riot.
As advocates inspired by heroic fiction, we shared a picture that seeks to bridge a widening divide in our body politic.
Some have been amused by it and others welcome it as affirmation of their own battered commitment to unity.
I define ” super ” as realizing ones unique potential and helping others. It transcends indentitarianism’s narrow focus on one group. We want the exceptional recognized in all colors and social categories.
When a couple of guys who call themselves ” Cap Black ” and the ” Redneck Superman ” tell America not to overlook who can be exceptional, people do a double take.
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black is founder of the volunteer Cap Black Street Patrol.
My ” sidewalk office ” near the automatic doors of the New Orleans Healing Center is an active one. While watching out for area neerdowells and opportunities to assist patrons, I’ve made the acquaintance of a pair of tuxedo cats, affectionately nick named the Landlord and Junior.
Junior was so dubbed by Sam, a great human and benefactor to neighborhood cats and dogs.
The cats graciously allow me to perform security and greeter roles in what is essentially their domain. In return, I ( along with their other humans ) feed them from the Centers food co-op, which sells organic cat and dog food.
I gave the larger feline the Landlord nickname because of her loud demand to be fed, up to and including following me to the Co-op’s doors, should breakfast not be served fast enough.
The Landlord and Junior enjoy daily affection and tasty tribute, as befits their high calling as community cats.
Patrons look forward to seeing them luxuriously sprawled on the sidewalk and honestly, the pair make my day as safety creator for the building.
I thought I’d share a few words about the Landlord and Junior, two cats who have a warm place in many hearts within the New Orleans Healing Center community.
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black is a safety advocate. #CapBlackRLSH #CapBlackStreetPatrol