I find myself speechless today, which isn't a new feeling after reading the news, as I do now each morning before beginning my work for the day. I know we all come to our own place about how to live in the present and in the physical place and community we are in, while also being aware and informed and maybe even involved and active in the larger world happening around us. I definitely feel that challenge - particularly as we balance parenting these young beings coming of age with their tender hearts and caring spirits and deep hope for change. Goodness, the last thing I want to do here is open up any sort of trivial political debate in the comments or conversation to follow. But can I just state for the record my deep belief that we share far more in common than we do things that divides us? I really believe that. And I also tell my kids, and try to live with the belief that only more love is the answer. Most especially in cases where love feels the most far away feeling to find and hold onto. Love, love, love. Oversimplifying, perhaps yes, but I have been known to say a time or two that keeping it simple is good. I'm a proud oversimplifier in this case. So. Love, love and more love today - wishing it to you and yours and everyone around us.
May you find peace and beauty in the day that lies ahead of you! I will try to do - and spread - the same.