A breakdown

#BlackLivesMatter, period.

I must have tried 10 times to record audio today.

I’m tired, bone-tired, exhausted. I cried several times today. I was brought to tears by a spectrum of emotions from rage to appreciation.

There’s individual pain, family pain, collective human pain. It’s a lot to deal with. It’s too damn much to deal with.

Nevertheless, we press on. If I’m fortunate, I’ll wake up tomorrow and get to try again.

I am grateful for so much today. Stopping to give thanks helps some but it doesn’t erase the pain and frustration. Life hurts right now.