Saturday, June 6, 2020

Friendship

The peaceful protests have given me more hope than anything
I've witnessed over the past three years.  May the gross injustice to
people of color be transformed by the love and solidarity and real change
brought about by people of all colors working together to bring it about. 
Love will win over fear.  We are witnessing it.  Let. It. Be!!  kas

Friday, June 5, 2020

The Body Knows

This has been a strong, recurring theme for me lately.  
I'm finding it wise advice even though it
often feels unfamiliar and awkward.  
The training to ignore, and/or reject my body is strong. 
"Stop crying!" "Stop yelling!" "Be quiet."  "Be good." "Don't upset anyone."
That training has been going on for a very long time. Its deeply ingrained. kas

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Still, We Carry On

If we can find the courage to be in our fragile body where the pain lives 
instead of walling it off or ignoring it as most of us are taught to do,
we can begin to heal and grow stronger from these vulnerabilities. 
We may experience the wonder of the treasure hidden in the cracks.  kas

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Silencing Yourself?

  It's so much easier to shut down rather than engage in uncomfortable topics 
where one feels insecure.  It's far easier to see things from a standpoint of either/or 
rather than navigate the potent terrain of both/and.  Learning a new way of 
doing something or being with someone feels awkward and unsettling.  
I'm learning not to avoid the discomfort but to gather my tattered fragments 
of courage and persist into unknown territory.  kas

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Water

Witnessing thousands upon thousands of peaceful protestors all across this country 
calling for justice reform, day after day for over a week, amidst a pandemic 
it looks to me like a mighty wave of water insisting on it's course.  
My fervent hope is the necessary change will come despite the efforts to undermine 
the cause as rogue factions work against the tide and our leadership fails us.  kas

Monday, June 1, 2020

Something Stronger, Better, Pushing Back

Thanks to my sister for sending this to me yesterday as the chaos
and unrest continue across the country.  May we all focus on
the "something stronger -something better" pushing right back.  
Focus on the 98% peaceful protests, the officers taking a knee, the 
respectful solidarity of citizens of all colors gathering shoulder to shoulder
despite the dangers of a deadly pandemic to make their voices heard
in support of Black Lives and True Justice. Let It Be! kas

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Ranked Instead of Linked

It's beyond distressing that we have not healed the inequities in our 
society after decades and decades of knowing how much it is needed.  
I offer my sincerest, heartbroken, and deeply inadequate apology to
my brothers and sisters who are affected each day by this failure. I will do better. kas