Dappled Light

Photo Credit: Anita Bowen Photography

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Some days, it’s hard to tell what I need more, the cool Shade or bright Sunshine.

This tree, though, I need this tree.

I need this tree more than this tree needs me

or any of us.

The only ones who need us, it turns out, are one another.

Sunshine and Shade.

UniverseCheck.

 

 

Wait, What just happened?

It’s not that I’m disappointed because my candidate didn’t win. My candidates have lost before, several times. I never before experienced the intense grief I’ve been wrestling with since I awoke on Wednesday, November 9. I never before felt the need to attend a prayer vigil following any election, as if someone had died.image

I’ve  been thinking about what, exactly, is the source of this nauseous rage. It’s not that my candidate lost. It’s that this election cycle has uncovered the seedy underbelly of my country in a way that none other has. The extreme, and apparently acceptable, level of violence against women, against people of color, against the LGBT community, and the disabled is absolutely horrifying. hatecrime5 Continue reading “Wait, What just happened?”