Two Things Are True: Holding Space for Pain and Beauty
“I will never apologize for embracing joy and beauty – even when the world is falling apart – because joy and beauty are my fuel for activism.” - Karen Walrond, The Lightmaker’s Manifesto
Hi friends! I’ve wanted to write a blog post for weeks now, but haven’t been able to properly string the words together. The pain and hurt are so deep in the world right now that it’s easy to feel paralyzed by it all. I feel guilty seeking joy, when so many are suffering. Daily, I read about the bombings and mass destruction taking place in Ukraine. It’s hard to comprehend that in a matter of weeks, millions of people have lost their homes and been forced to flee; that families are being torn apart, with no idea if or when they will see each other again. It’s awful, the sheer evil of this brutal attack. I pray, I donate, I read. I feel helpless.