*enters kitchen, eats three pieces of chocolate, then takes out the soup pot. . . *
Hello, Cutie Pies!
Yes, we’re finally back. 🙂
It’s so good to know I can type a few words, find you here, and share this small, safe space with you — cause things in this world seem to be getting scarier and more tumultuous with each passing day.
It’s heartbreaking to see what’s happening to our country with everyone fighting and on edge all the time.
We’re exhausted, frustrated, demoralized, fearful. We feel broken and powerless in the face of unmitigated hate, corruption, and greed.
And then there’s the profound sadness — three recent mass shootings, and the loss of Toni Morrison and Lee Bennett Hopkins last month.
What to do? How to cope?
Toni Morrison’s words inspire, ground, and uplift:
This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.
I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art.