Tuesday, November 15, 2016

a glimpse of love

The Internet has been filled with hate this week as examples of harassment and discrimination are documented, reported, posted, and shared. And with callous indifference as some Americans deny the veracity of these reports.

Some corners of the world are, however, filled with love. High school students in my county are stepping up with hope-filled chalk graffiti. It was an unexpected joy to ride across the Stafford St. bridge over I-66 today on my bicycle commute. 

When I got to campus, my office looked like this:

The messages extend down the hall:

Keep living love in your corner of the world, beloveds. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

a glimpse of after

The weepy grey outside this morning matches my inside. I am sad at us, America.

Today is the day we acknowledge how splintered our democracy is, but today is not the end. This is when we sit in the brokenness and actually see the pieces and imagine the new things those pieces can become.

Love still wins when we keep choosing love.

Love wins when we listen earnestly enough to hear.

Love wins when we act with compassion and with resolve.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

a glimpse of democracy in action

Usually, 8:30 on a Tuesday morning would find my teacup and me still wearing jammies and reading over professional journal headlines. 

Today we're voting. 

No line outdoors. 

Orderly, fast-moving line inside. 

Twenty-five minutes total. 

a glimpse of calm before

Today is the day we elect a new president. Whomever we choose will be an historic choice, and the world watches with bated breath as the new day dawns.