A Somber Moment: We Stand Together

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:


https://colorofchange.org/


Rachel Elizabeth Cargle:


https://www.rachelcargle.com/


Black Lives Matter:


https://blacklivesmatter.com/


NAACP:


https://www.naacp.org/


The Conscious Kid:


https://www.theconsciouskid.org/


Layla F. Saad


http://laylafsaad.com/

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.


Love,

Steven

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