Many things are much bigger and more important than wine. I consider myself a disciplined writer. I don't need to wait for inspiration. I create words like a pastry chef creates a croissant. They bake when they want to. I write when I want to.
But, not today.
Today, I stand arm-in-arm with my sisters and brothers in power and in solidarity.
I cannot sit here in silence and go about my business. Not today.
I resolve to listen until enough people are heard so that a difference can be made.
I resolve to stand until enough people feel that they have the support to stand up, too.
I resolve to be a supportive voice, not one that detracts or distracts from the topics of progression and change.
I resolve to help in the best way I know how, and to continue to seek new ways to be part of the solution, not part of a complacent and immobile privileged population.
I resolve to do my best to take action until we only think in terms of one colour: human.
I resolve to demonstrate with love when possible and with courage when necessary.
I hope you will, too.
If you would like some resources to help you and those around you address these issues in a more constructive way, here are some links that you can access:
Color of Change:
Rachel Elizabeth Cargle:
Black Lives Matter:
The Conscious Kid:
Layla F. Saad
I will be back tomorrow, stronger than ever, and ready to deliver my service.
If what I do holds value for you, then it is for you, no matter who you are.
Always know that.