I meant to do this at noon today, but for one reason and another I didn’t manage it. But I feel like it’s important, and I feel like doing it at 9 pm is better than not doing it at all.
Tomorrow I’m headed up to Philadelphia to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. I have a lot to be thankful for. But there’s a lot of ugliness in the world right now, and I think this should be more of a time to meditate on that, and on what we can do, and on what light we can bring into the world ourselves. How we can attack oppressive structures, and how we can help others fight injustice. And for those of us who benefit from those structures to take stock of how and to recognize it.
I’m thankful for the people who fight, every day. I’m thankful for their strength and their courage, and for how they refuse to be beaten.
So I’m going to be silent for a moment.
And then I’m going to go here: The Ferguson Public Library donation fund | The Ferguson Defense Fund | The St. Stephen’s Food Bank