I am hoping that the week ahead is about healing, love and working collectively towards solving the problems that our country is facing. It is Sunday. I hope the beginning to a better week.
I have been silent on all of the events around the country. I know this is a design blog and not a political blog but I feel compelled to say something after last week.
I stopped posting on social media this past few days because I was stunned into silence. So shocked that these types of events are still happening. Saddened by the lost lives. Taking a lot of it very personally. I have woken up several mornings in tears.
Since I have a blog, albeit about design, I have had the feeling that I want to say something. I wrote something out…my sister said it sounded angry and not really inspired…so I deleted it. She was just protecting me and COCOCOZY. I get it.
Another blogging friend who is black said she hasn’t posted anything because she doesn’t want to get into a whole social media back and forth with angry commenters making her have to defend how she feels on a matter that hits so close to home. I get it too. She also said do what is right for you.
What is right for me is to tell you how I feel in hopes that it gives some perspective on this last week has affected someone you “know”.
I feel sad that our country in 2016 is still having these problems surrounding race. I feel defeated in a sense that even though I think I can do anything, this week was a reminder there are still barriers. I hate that violence is an option for anyone. I want laws in place that bring people to justice for doing the wrong thing. I want laws in place that limit access to guns.
All that said, I am going to do what my grandmother would do through times like this when she was alive. I am going to pray for the innocent people who have died and their famililes, pray for peace, pray for understanding and mostly pray for a brighter future for all of us. I am also going to figure out what I can do to be part of the solution.
Tomorrow, I will go back to sharing pretty design photos. I will still be thinking about the important things that are happening in our country and around the world and doing my part to make things better. I hope you will too.
Hope you have a good Sunday.