I am traveling back to Florida from Nevada, so have been away from my laptop. But the real reason I haven’t posted here, on my fb page, or worked on my memoir is I am so disheartened by the events of the last few days in Charlottesville that I can’t focus on writing. I guess racism, anti Semitism, and neo Nazism are anxiety and depression triggers for me. And you can throw shame in there. I am so ashamed of the president.
I’ve been reading a lot of Marcus Aurelius and working on detachment, discernment, and gratitude. It’s hard, though. I am a Jew. My children are East Indian. I have too many friends of color to list. To be the subject of such vitriol is disheartening and, frankly, frightening.
Among other things, the marches were yelling “blood and soil.” Blud und boder. And they screeched out “Jews will not replace us.” I can’t wrap my mind around this hate.
Gotta push through the sadness and anger and shock to find a constructive way to fight the bigotry virus that’s spreading in this country.
How has this affected you emotionally? What do you suggest as a coping mechanism? How do you stay sane when the world seems to be going bat-shit crazy?!