Despite the evil, the sharp words, the self-righteous rants, the pointing fingers, I have to believe more good exists than evil. I have to believe more people are good and kind than are not.
Still I wonder, how many more Taylor Renee's have to be taken from us before the person (and his/her needs) across the table, across the street, across the city or across the country are more important than mine,
until I'm responsible to him,
until I'm responsive to her,
until I am kind,
until I am more concerned about his well-being than I am my rights or opinions.
I am so sorry the families in Louisiana, in Minnesota, and in Dallas know this kind of pain - this senseless, reckless, destructive pain. We will looking for and talking about justice in the days to come - when really what would have been just is that each man or woman would have arrived safely home at the end of the day. Anything that happens now is just the lesser of two evils - doing something instead of doing nothing - but it will fall short of being just.
If we are given a tomorrow, here's to making someone who's like us or different from us feel worthy, valued, and important.