Words just don’t seem to fit the rage.
I try so many on for size, like fitting a puzzle
piece into an empty space.
I want to lean into these feelings
and draw a picture of the fears building inside of me.
But, I can’t. I can’t picture anything
but hurt and sadness.
So, in my head, I light a million candles, over and over,
hoping that will ease the pain for someone.
Just kindness to everyone — to those who least deserve it.
And then I imagine what our world would be like
if we all took kindness medicine and swallowed it.
And what if we chased that bad taste down with, say,
a dose of love for everyone, even those who least deserve it.
:: Now, let’s see if the Awesomely Awake Community will join me in donating to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund being administered by the United Way of Western Connecticut. Donate what you can and your donation will be a gift from this peaceful parenting community. Even just $1 will add up for these families. Please be generous, if you can.