On world events:
Listening to these women this morning brought me comfort, not because their discourse is able to fix anything, but because they are compassionate and rational and I really appreciated their words and emotions:
If you are looking for a source to help you process and understand what is going on, I recommend the episode above; you can also find it here.
On life at home:
I feel like sometimes C flies under the radar (middle child alert) so in the midst of all this I wanted to note that we were proud/excited that he was named player of the month (they choose one per team) in his soccer league. He really does bring a lot of energy and tries hard at each game and practice so this was awesome. When I showed it to him he was so surprised and happy.
Uncertainty and the little things
I feel like we are ushering in a new era of more acute uncertainty. I mean I hope not, but it feels that way. Just like with COVID, I find myself just trying to focus on the little things. Each run. Each positive human interaction. The book I am reading. Cozy(ish. . .) weather (okay fine not really that cozy here but one can dream). Journaling with supplies that make it fun. Kid snuggles.
It’s the way I might imagine living if I knew I only had a finite amount of time left, but in truth we all do anyway. I refuse to be grateful for the devastation that that has befallen so many, but there is some gaining of perspective to be found. I very much am thinking about anyone impacted (even secondarily) by the attacks and conflict and hope things improve soon.