there are simultaneously two things happening in my mind.
1) mourning the decision finding Jordan Davis's killer not guilty. this part speaks of the unspeakable pain and suffering of losing a child, that so many people experience daily in our collective past. the system is not broken, it is functioning exactly as it was designed:
On the Killing of Jordan Davis
2) envisioning a future of peace and non-violence. this part has to exist, or i would be catatonically depressed at the state of our nation and of our world. the violence seems unceasing, but i have to believe that it is possible to make change. for me, it is just one person at a time. my contributions are small, but i am vibrantly, electrically overjoyed about the blessings i have in my life.
Pharrell Williams - Happy
it is difficult to have these things co-exist, but one thing that i have learned this year is that life is not either/or, it is both/and. it is moments like this when i remember that i am a gemini. good morning. :)