Weeping for the World and a Dorothy Day quote

I don’t think I’m alone in thinking last week was pretty depressing. I don’t want my social media hiatus to be taken for silence or ignoring the multitudinous problematic events but I’m still not quite sure what to say or do.
My heart grieves for all the lives lost last week and the violence as the answer mentality that seems to be everywhere. I have been repeating over and over a Dorothy Day quote that I keep close to my heart: “No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do” and I am trying to cling to that. But I’m not even sure what work to start on right now or if I am up to any tasks. My specialty is reading and research… so I’m trying to start by educating myself. I’m trying to step back, quietly process things, and move forward with what work to tackle- including the work of being a mom and a theatre artist and trying to teach the next generation about peace, prejudice, protest, privilege, persistence, prayer…
But right now I still just feel so very sad.

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