I’m just going to be honest. I’m not even sure what to write to you right now.
As I sit here, in my safe and beautiful home, I am more aware than I have ever been of this privileged life I live.
And as I watch with horror at what’s happening in our country, I am stuck.
Like a lot of people, I want to do something. But what?
I want to say something. But what?
I am the first to admit that I am NOT as educated as I need to be on the kind of oppression that black people in this country deal with every day and how so many people unknowingly contribute to it, and I am working on that.
In the meantime, what I WILL say is that I hope you will lean into love.
Not just romantic love. But ALL love.
Love for one another. Love for this world we all have to live in together. Love for the possibility of healing.
There are THOUSANDS Of people on this email list. So it’s safe to say that a big percentage of readers are directly affected by what’s happening in this country, by the racism and the riots.
My heart is with you. But I know that’s not enough.
I know that silence is complicity.
I know that uncomfortable conversations need to be had on a WIDE scale.
I guess what I’m writing to share with you is my commitment to having those conversations and learning about the things I don’t know and can never really understand.
I am committed to being here for you in any way that I can.
Stay safe. Stay hopeful. For one, I will be speaking up when the moment calls for it—pushing myself to an uncomfortable level of self-awareness if that’s what it takes.
And always, LEANING INTO LOVE.