South Carolina: Only In a Heart-Shaped State

June 21, 2015 | By | Comments (2)

South Carolina isn’t a big place. It’s about three hours across. Leave after breakfast and you’ll be at the coast before lunch. In the Upcountry, we think of the beach as our backyard. They think of our mountains the same way.

A battle was fought in Charleston, and though many an attack has been curbed in the Holy City over the last three centuries, this one was different. The city surrendered, almost immediately. With humility and grace the town raised a white flag… and a white flag… and a white flag. These banners are rising all over Charleston. Likely there’s more going up even as I write this post.

With every bit of Southern hospitality, Charleston said to the nation Enough. Love wins. Neighbors matter. It’s what I like best about the South, it’s what makes me tear up about living in a funny, little heart-shaped state.

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Low country outfitter Y’allsome created this image to post on social media last week and from overwhelming requests will print stickers and shirts this week. Get yours at Yallsome.com. Proceeds go to the Mother Emanuel Fund.

COMMENTS

  1. Linda

    I am overwhelmed with respect for the leadership and people of Charleston as they walk through this horrific tragedy with grace and forgiveness. We prayed again today for the members of Mother Emmanuel Church as they navigate these troubled waters and reflect to our nation the sure conviction that what man meant for evil, God can use for good.
    My husband and I spent a wonderful honeymoon in the lovely city of Charleston 25 years ago and hope we can return soon.

    June 21, 2015 at 1:07 pm
  2. ann genovese

    So proud to live in the “heart shaped” state.
    SC is an amazing place and this just shows how amazing it really is!

    June 21, 2015 at 11:25 am

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