|Photo by Dianne Otto|
''Hate Won't Win" but oh how it hurts, how it builds the meanest of walls against generosity of spirit, of goodness and offered touch. A sick young man with little hope, lost, who murders those who offered him sanctuary. A sick nation where a Trump bellows his wealth and flags that celebrate the institution of slavery fly as they did over the Montgomery State Capital so many years ago. Guns, guns, guns, and lost minds, private rhetoric of hate made public on every device and daily on right wing propaganda machines masquerading as news. And as in so many, too many, times before, the families, the people who have lost the most, refuse the emptiness visited upon them.
From here to there, all of us who refuse the dead ends of killing economics, of killing ethnic aggrandizement, of killing national purities, of soul destroying uncomforted despairs, we stand together under the skies of vast possibilities.