Today I listen to Alicia King sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, the Black national anthem. I find it unfathomable what we’re seeing and what’s been happening to people in this country who are Black.
I’m wondering why police are carrying guns rather than using Tasers. Isn’t a Taser enough defense for police monitoring driving and similar conditions? Why is a gun right there at hand? I read that the two are meant to be on opposite sides of the police person and that they are different in feel and even color.
It seems an inexcusable mistake, and yet it’s been excused in the past.
My younger brother, my only sibling, passed away two years ago in April and I find myself thinking about death.
I find comfort in these words of Rabindranath Tagore:
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.