I was reading facebook posts this morning and just burst into tears. First thing I was confronted with were posts of a man threatening a muslim woman with a noose in Edmonton, a First Nations woman breaking down in tears while presenting a gift to the Prime Minister, because she fears for our water, and another of a woman from the Dakota Pipeline protests who was struck in the face with a tear gas canister for protecting our water.
I was thinking, "What a broken world", when I saw a post of a woman who is a professional cuddler. I thought, "Wow, finally a feel good post", until I realized she charged $80 and hour for people who are so desperate for human contact that they will pay for a hug. Back to "What a broken world".
Still, somewhere in this darkness, I know the light shines through.