Today I saw a tweet from Jennine, a Palestinian woman, that said it all, “No time to mourn no time to grieve, the occupation turning every Gazan into a reporter, documenting their last moments, the decimation of everything they lived and cherished, for the world’s idle, cruel, distant, curiosity.” It is hard to have anything remotely akin to hope now. Yesterday the world saw Israel murder the family of Palestinian journalist
An Amazing post. As I sit in my lovely office reading New Means, I realize I have never suffered as these dear innocent people are suffering. My past trauma is exactly that, past - and the people I cherish today are safe and warm in their own homes. Why are we so fortunate? My heart is in Palestine and Maine and I desperately want to hold these mourners close and hear them as they cry out in sadness and pain - but I'm in my own home far away from them, safe and protected. I am no better than the worst of those suffering. . .
Thank you for this thoughtful post. I agree. As long as I'm breathing I will work towards a peaceful world where all can flourish.
Thank you. This hit me so hard today. I'm feeling super depressed about the state of the world.
Much love thank you for your words of hope.
Thank you for your article. It was insightful and very sad for me because I am losing hope in the men that lead us. They are leaders and have no integrity! Biden needs more integrity! I’m dumping him for now. I want someone younger and more compassionate than Biden. He is a chicken!
This is helpful energy and comfort to keep going.
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Crying. What a damnable luxury, to sit over breakfast and cry
And if you criticize Israeli actions even a little your job may be at risk. Michael Eisen, the editor of the online journal eLife, was fired because he posted commentary disparaging the Israeli media and military campaign. He's Jewish with family in Israel. Half of one doubt and they call it treason. The firing of Eisen was despicable, speaking as a biologist. Fuggem.
I just wrote about hope a few weeks back and this quote from Rebecca Solnit's book stuck with me - "Hope is an embrace of the unknown and unknowable, an alternative to the certainty of both optimists and pessimists. Optimists think it will all be fine without our involvement; pessimists take the opposite position; both excuse themselves from acting.” No matter what happens, we must act as if we have power, or we never will. https://bathruminations.substack.com/p/on-hope
I love it, but that said, my money is on the giant asteroid....😉
You know RFK Jr supports Zionism, so he’s a no go; however,
I do like his environmental work.