For those of you who wish to leave politics out of dealing with trauma, I wish to remind you that trauma is all about people living under social conditions where terrible things are allowed to happen, and where the truth cannot be told.
~Bessel van der Kolk
may our cynicism come to light and and kindness….
inquiry for today~ may you live mercifully…..
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.