I’ve been sensitive to what and how much I want to share on social media this year.
How much I want to add to the noise machine knowing & assuming we’re all reading the same news & seeing the same feeds while everyone shares and re posts all the same stuff.
I have to be aware of the tendency to become comfortable with or addicted to the satisfaction that I am saying & doing the right thing.
And I know that there are parts of me that I know are still contributing to the problem so I don’t want to constantly show the work I’m doing.
That said, I woke up this morning thinking about heartbreak.
About how when your sidekick of 13 years dies of old age, it breaks your heart. It takes a little time and some grace and acceptance and it gets better.
When you lose your mother to cancer, your world is turned upside down. No matter how much you prepare yourself you can never be prepared enough, but you have the time to make amends and say the things you might need to say before your time with the one and only mother you’ll ever have is over.
What I cannot fathom is when someone you love is suddenly shot and brutally murdered by those who are supposed to protect them.
That’s not something I can wrap my head around.
How these families heal or if they ever do.
I can’t imagine that that heartbreak is one that will ever mend.
I look forward to the day our country hears the cries of the grandmothers, mothers and children of these men who are being shot and killed while unarmed and posing no threat other than the color of their skin and justice is served.
Maybe then implicit bias will be addressed and one day this madness will stop.
My heart breaks for #StephonClark who was unarmed, 22 years old, had 2 children and was shot 8 times (7 of which in his back) in his grandmothers backyard.
Most of the shots were fired after he collapsed to the ground face down. No weapon was found with his body — only a cellphone.
My heart breaks for #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile #SandraBland #TravonMartin, their families and every other life that was senselessly robbed from them that didn’t make it to a social media #.