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I missed my window of opportunity on the weekend to post, so have an early Monday morning post instead. Jiji is sitting on my chair--he wishes to encourage me in the standing-desk habit:

Thinking about the news, the children underfed and shivering on cement floors. We want to be able to buy a plane ticket, go to one of those places, wave aside the guards, open the doors, take the kids out, give them a good meal and a gentle hug, and find their relatives and reunite them. None of which we can do. We know the list of things we can do and it seems paltry and measly compared with the enormity of the badness. I tell myself, this is what it means to be infantry, though. This is what it means to be not a hero but part of the tidal wave that shatters the wall. We just have to keep on going. (And if people have novel ideas, share them around)

One of my kids in Japan took some pictures of lotuses. So beautiful.

... We don't know how things are going to end or how people will understand the story in years and centuries to come. But we can take care of each other, and others, and tend the garden, metaphorically and literally.

This entry was originally posted at https://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/914050.html. Comments are welcome at either location.


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Jun. 24th, 2019 01:23 pm (UTC)
Rushthatspeaks had some suggestions. They still don't feel like enough, but at least it is SOMETHING.
Jun. 24th, 2019 01:25 pm (UTC)
Rush's suggestions are excellent. Nothing along is enough, but together, God willing, it will be.
Jun. 24th, 2019 02:16 pm (UTC)
... We don't know how things are going to end or how people will understand the story in years and centuries to come. But we can take care of each other, and others... There has been so much (ie of cruelty and unhappiness in the world) that I have been feeling overwhelmed, and this is more or less the conclusion I have come to. It doesn't feel enough. :(
Jun. 24th, 2019 02:58 pm (UTC)
Many, many people I know have been feeling overwhelmed--me too, when I let it all hit me. I feel like at the very least I have to keep doing whatever good stuff I've been doing. If there are other things I can manage to do too, I can add them in. Maybe I'll have a brain wave and think of something really wonderful to do. But probably not. But if my legislators get three mailbags full of messages telling them to STOP THIS NOW, and if all I've done is help swell the mailbag, that's still something, and the fact that three mailbags are full means that there are many others like me who are speaking up, and THAT is good motivation for legislators.
Jun. 24th, 2019 06:50 pm (UTC)
A cousin of mine posted on FB, why are people not outraged by the children in concentration camps? Well, they are, but there are so many things to be outraged by, it's hard to focus on just one. But this may be the worst. Like you, I wish there was something concrete I could do.
Jun. 25th, 2019 04:03 am (UTC)
I wrote my elected officials--tired old thing to do, but I believe it does contribute to making a difference...
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