Sad for our country.
Not deflated, not depressed. Just sad.
More violence, more heartbreak, more outrage.
Another injustice. More opinions. More to the story, but the story is simple and it’s always the same.
Sad for people mourning the loss of their innocent loved ones.
COVID-19 has now claimed more than 200,000 lives in the United States. We talk of vaccines and next year, and another wave, and it’s not over. It’s not over by a long shot. Wear a f*cking mask.
Sad for our teachers who face their faceless little ones each day through their computer screens. The ones that come to school are ushered to stay six feet apart, detached. They are resilient and optimistic through their tears and exhaustion.
Sad for young people who are already forming jaded opinions and wariness about the world we are leaving them. Youth is a time for ideals, for passion, for progress, and to feel like anything is possible, and we are not giving them that. We are failing them.
Sad for scientists and our medical community who continue to be thwarted and muffled by the ever-spinning wheel of politics and religion, the ever swinging pendulum of right versus left policy extremes without landing squarely in a middle place of compromise. Enough already. We are all tired of the anger.
Dr. Fauci has spent his entire life spitting the truth and simply giving us the measured facts. Why don’t we stop debating all the things we have no business debating, and just believe him?
Sad for our planet which continues to endure our ravages—our endless rape and pillage. It melts and burns and floods. We clean up, we reset, but we do not seem to prevent future disasters because we are stupid in our “belief” that climate change will go away eventually, or someone else will fix it.
Sad for we, the people, being fed a steady stream of misinformation coupled with sensationalism, a proverbial media buffet of lies, anger, insults, and hatred. Our own table is poisoning us.
Sad over the death of a small woman with a giant brain who fought her living heart out for equality exactly as our Constitution demands. We cannot replace a person who is irreplaceable—period. Rest in power, RBG. You were an absolute titan, a champion for all people.
Sad for humanity. We have lost so much in such a short time.
The spirit of our nation continues to suffer.
We need more than love; we need to stop the bleeding, and begin the healing.
We need what’s fair, for all people.
We need to mend our broken hearts.
Sad for our country, today more than ever.
Are we not better than this?
Can we not rise above and be hopeful humans for while?
We can’t let evil, greed, and corruption dictate our future.
It’s not who we are.