So much sadness today and every day, it seems.
When I despair, I try to remember Fred Rogers' advice - that when bad things happen, look for the people who are helping. (I paraphrase)
What can I do?
Not much, it feels like.
I can amplify voices promoting love and acceptance. I can try to still the voices of divisiveness. I can look for the silver linings in every cloud. I can cling to hope. I can acknowledge the humanity in all of us. I can recognize that injustice has happened, continues to happen. I can continue in my craft practice, making textiles that I hope will add value to life generally. In the face of fear, strive to make beauty.
There are days when that last seems useless, I remind myself that every candle of love, positive action, serves to push back the shadows, invites in the light.
Sending virtual hugs to all who need them.