Last night a city burned. A mother cried for justice, but she cried none the less. I don’t know her, I don’t know the pain that she and her family has suffered at their lose. But I do know that I am deeply saddened by the happenings in our fair country. I am not taking sides or a stand, I am simply stating that we live in a sad world right now, and I wish it were different. I wish I had the spirit and energy to effect change. Instead I silently wept last night for a city that burned, for a whole race of people who are associated with the wrong doings of a few, the lose of a normal life for an officer and the death of a boy. I take no stance on the right and wrong of this situation, I just choose to acknowledge that there are no winners in our country right now. No one is better, more protected or safer. Our world is breaking around us, and I am not strong enough to hold my end together.
Hold your loved ones close in the coming weeks, remember that there are good people in our world, people who may need help up, a shoulder to lean on, a hand to hold. People who are burdened by vast weights put on them by others. Say a prayer for those who suffer, say a pray for those in need, lift your voices up in peace and remember that life is precious. I am praying for peace in our country and our world. I am praying for peace for myself and my family. I am breathing deeply in this moment to stop the tears from falling again as a city burns and that poor mother still weeps for her loses.