What a terrible week this has been for our country. The events in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas are beyond heartbreaking. It truly makes me scared for the future of this country. I mean, in the span of 26 days, we’ve had the worst terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 and the worst attack against law enforcement since 9/11.
These light-filled summer days are very dark ones indeed.
Even before this week’s violence, I’ve been finding myself drawn to books relating to mindfulness and spirituality (not necessarily in a religious sense). My current read is Between the Dark and the Daylight: Embracing the Contradictions of Life by Joan Chittister. It’s about the big questions that we wrestle with and worry about in the night, the ones that wake us up or the ones that prevent us from sleeping. Darkness and daylight are used both literally and figuratively within these 173 pages. It’s possible I may finish this one up tonight — and hopefully not during the wee small hours of the morning.
(Updated to add: I’m reading this now, at 4:36 a.m. Been awake since 3.)
I’m keeping it short for this week’s Sunday Salon. I want to get a head start on tomorrow’s post (hopefully). It’s an important one to me, so I want to make sure I get it right.
(Also updated to add: never mind. Like all good things, that post will need to wait a little longer.)
This is post #42 of 99 in my 99 Days of Summer Blogging project.