I have had a hard time focusing lately. The news is overwhelming and my heart goes out to so many. Sadly, I have never been great with words like so many of my peers. I express myself through my art, but with so many tough emotions to deal with it has been hard to put pencil to paper. My friend suggested perhaps channeling those emotions into a simple sketch. Thats what I did yesterday and I thought I would share.
In the words of Bob Marley...
As for my feelings on the state of our country I am simply going to share what my son's University sent out today which pretty much sums up how I feel.
"Our Statement on Diversity and Inclusiveness declares that Susquehanna University is committed to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus.
We must move from a state of being to one of doing. To be engaged does not mean to be aware, to be respectful, and to be empathetic. We need to be aware, respectful, and empathetic, but to be engaged is to be actively involved. It is not enough not to be racist, we must become actively anti-racist. We must be advocates, we must be defenders, and we must be champions for what is right and just.
This is what we are called to do. This is what it means to be engaged citizens. This is what it truly means to achieve, lead, and serve."
Be kind to one another.