A Fleeting Moment of Beauty and Truth
During the Women’s March on DC last Saturday, as the protesters converged into an ocean at the corner of 14th and Constitution, I managed to make eye contact with this beautiful woman – her loving gaze penetrated my soul:
That’s a highly cropped version of what I saw:
This is a haunting vision I can’t seem to shake, especially as Trump and his hate driven evangelical Christian fascist supporters attack Muslims and other immigrants.
This woman sums up my thinking in these dark days – we are so sorry:
So for those, like me, who are in some funk of shock and feeling in despair, listen to Naomi Klein for a path forward.
[Update – 1/30/17 – for a deep analysis of our crisis and how to avoid literally going insane, read Chris Hedges’ superb column (particularly the application of Arendt’s work):
- American Psychosis. ~~~ end update.]