This video put out by the New York Times (opinion section) broke me. Sure, they have used production strategies, a powerful soundtrack, artful splicing, but none of that can change the fact that these are real people, real videos of our country, now, today. By the time it was over I was sobbing. Fear? Horror? Grief? Fury? Yes, yes, yes, all of these things. Also a sense of helplessness and ignorance. This is not okay. We cannot let this be okay.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 281: 82 words, TOTAL = 47,183; 12,817 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is an award-winning author, poet, and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her children, grandchildren, and granddogs.