Today is the penultimate eve of the new presidency. Like many, I have great fears for our future. Not only does idea of a horrible world leader terrify me, but the new reign of greed, well, that terrifies me as well.
These are scary times.
Yes, it is also a time of action.
Many are drawn to march and serve in public office, which is awesome.
There are other ways to fight against the hate.
As long as we can create, we can move forward.
We can create beauty, and as long as we have beauty, we have hope.
As long as we appreciate the beauty, we have hope.
And I hope to create beauty in truth through the characters and worlds I create.
Here’s something beautiful from one of my favorite composers. It’s worth a listen when the news is getting you down.
So with my mind I encompass an eternity,
And the seasons die, and the present lives
In that sound. And in the middle of all that
Immensity, my thought drowns itself:
Sweet to me, to be shipwrecked in this sea.