Life, or Something Like It

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. My life has been a bit hectic since the move and the start of this new job. Things are good on a personal front, but I’ll admit that I’ve purposefully refrained from writing here the past few months. Not only that, I’ve tried to stay off of the web in general. I can’t bear to read the news these days.  A part of me feels like I’ve taken the easy way out; I don’t want to talk about Eric Garner, Michael Brown, or any of the other Black folks murdered by the police in recent months, hell, recent years.

I still don’t.  Let me rephrase that. I can’t talk about them right now. My broken heart won’t let me.

Instead, I’ll post their names, and let you ponder on the state sanctioned violence that is being enacted whole scale on Black folks in the U.S. right now.  It’s nothing new; but it does seem to be “trending” again in ways that I have to admit frighten me. I’ve never felt so unsafe in my entire life, and I’m afraid for everyone in this country that looks like me.

Still, I’m happy to see the recent protests going on all over the country, and the messages of support from our brothers and sisters around the world. Perhaps this is our next Civil Rights Movement. I hope so.

I’ll leave you with two images: the names of the murdered, and a song that embodies what a lot of us are feeling right now.

Black persons killed by police

Peace,

S.O.

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