I had a whole other post planned for today. Seems like I type those words a lot lately. But yet again it seems off to talk about beautiful design in the wake of tragedy, hatred and at this point complete insanity.
27 killed. A five year old child shot five times. That the United States of America continues to sit idle, while we slaughter one another with AR-15s is just inconceivable. Yes, our world feels like a circus, but thankfully our reality is not just a TV show. We are not mere spectators. Even if our so-called leaders refuse to make tough decisions, we can act.
Elections are happening in places like Kansas, California, Georgia and Montana. If you live there, do your research, know where candidates stand and vote.
Pick up the phone and call your representatives. It worked during the heath care fight, it can work now.
Learn. This article about the opportunity to prevent gun deaths is very fascinating.
It can be so hard to feel like you can make a difference, when everything seems to be spiraling out of control.
But just pick on thing that really upsets you, moves you or motivates you. Pick that one thing and set the intention to do one thing about it everyday. They could be small actions like simply talking to a friend about your passion or starting a march on Washington. Positive action will trump (ha) negative reaction every time.
Even in the face of utter devastation I know we can come back from this. I refuse to believe otherwise.
Back to regularly scheduled pretty tomorrow.
photo by suzanna scott