#strongertogether

My heart is broken in a million pieces today and the tears keep coming. I’m grateful to you, my friends, who will and have empathized with me. Since my heart’s already broken…
 
a piece for my LGBTQ friends, for their rights to openly love each other;
 
a piece for my immigrant friends and families (including my own), whose contribution to the American fabric cannot be discounted;
 
a piece for my friends of all colors, that you feel safe in your own skin;
 
a piece for my friends of all religions, that you feel safe worshipping your higher power;
 
a piece for my friends who are parents, that your children learn the value of love and empathy;
 
a piece for my friends who are teachers, that your students learn the value of work and words;
 
a piece for all the women, and the men who support them, that we continue to honor and stand up for each other’s rights and safety.
 
Curtis reminded me that we dig ourselves out of deep darkness and despair through creativity, not complacency. I suppose it’s already working, as I haven’t written something like this in years. We are still #strongertogether.
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3 thoughts on “#strongertogether

  1. Sending you lots of love! Art and creation is a good reaction to pain and injustice. The wheels of change move slowly (just like the wheels of government). Two steps forward, one step back? These are the things I tell myself today.

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