I was going to write about resolutions again, but in light of yesterday’s events, that seems less important.

I was appalled by the scenes to which I woke. I have few ties to the US these days, but it breaks my heart to see such willingly self-destructive actions being enabled and encouraged.

I remain positive and optimistic. These events were a dark fucking crescendo of a dying cause, but we are on the road to fairer and happier times. I refuse to accept that chaos and hatred is our future.

I will channel my anxiety and fear into positive action. I will challenge and encourage. I will have conversations instead of shouting matches. I will add my little voice to those already speaking of compassion and love.

Stay strong, stay safe, and look out for each other.