It’s been a stormy weekend, which I love. The rest of the week felt a little chaotic, but life in general seems a little chaotic right now. I did start working on an art project, which I hadn’t done in a very long time! I’m excited about it, but more I’m excited to just get a few things done finally.
I’ve been working on my Thoughts On Humans series, and I’m enjoying writing it. I do worry that I babble a lot and say very little, but I’m hoping that I get better at making coherent thoughts as I do it more. I’m also trying to figure out how to get the word out that I’m active again. I love having people who are reading and commenting, but I had been inactive for so many years that I need to rebuild that group. I don’t want to annoy folks for sure, but I do want to figure out how to get the word out.
This world seems to be falling apart. I try to keep my politics to myself, but I cannot fail to comment on the imprisonment of children whose parents are seeking asylum. I don’t know why anti-immigrant sentiment has gotten so bad, but it is unAmerican to not allow in those in need of help or in search of new opportunities. There is never a time when someone needs to be repressed. When we lift people up, we all rise and this world becomes a better place. There is a persistent narrative being pushed that immigrants are coming to take our jobs and commit crimes against us. That is blatant racism in my opinion. There aren’t droves of people just waiting to come destroy us. We are a melting pot, a mix of native, immigrant, and forcibly relocated people. We are a country without a single culture or color, a land where the rest of the world should be able to look and see endless diversity. Tribalism and racism dressed up as nationalism is unacceptable. It’s also antithetical to the values so commonly invoked: American, Christian, human. Hate cannot be defeated with hate, and so the way forward is difficult. Those of us who believe that loving our neighbor is a core piece of our morality will have to work hard to combat the hate with love.
A few humans I wrote about this week:
Featured Art This Week: