Sunday, May 31, 2020

In recent weeks it feels like sadness piles on sadness -- still one answer is love

Flowers for hope and change
iPad drawing
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020
The more I know, the more I know I don't know.
I do not know how to solve the deep seated racism in
North America.  I read everything I can get my hands
on, talk to everyone who cares. I will do whatever I can to help
 in my position as college teacher, in my art, in my life.

As for the pandemic, a huge and unrelenting disease that
we have not solved. I don't know what to do about that.
I read as much as I can on the subject, and follow every
directive.  But it is still out there, and still killing people.

As for the sadness and depression of friends.  I am here
to listen, to cry, to share every moment of sorrow, and
of joy. I am here.  I hold out my hands to you, and the
world. I know we can't actually hug -- we are fighting
a terrible virus, but we can imagine a hug.

The drawing of flowers tonight is for all of us.  We
need the world to change.  We need to listen to and
help one another.  And we need to love.  The stories
people are sharing add layer after layer of sadness
to the whole.  We need to listen, and love, and
do whatever is in our power to do to change ourselves.

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