I’ve been deeply affected by all the devastation (geographic, political, you name it) that’s dominated the news of late. Usually, I jump in with both hands and feet, looking for ways that I can help. But day after day of divisive rhetoric and crushing images…well, after a while, I got overloaded. Like a pill bug, I tucked myself into a tiny ball, waiting and wishing for calmer days. Haven’t seen me much on LJ? That’s probably why.
*Deep cleansing breaths*
I’m not an insular person by nature, and I’m ready at last to come out of my protective shell. Today I’m surrounding myself with positive messages – like this song, which I’m playing over and over. The lyrics are somewhat open to interpretation, but “One Love” reminds me that we’re all human, joined together by common threads. I’m comforted and reinvigorated by the thought that we, you and I, are one with everybody else.