a lot of sorrow lately. not particularly mine, but here in me, with me, shadowing.
all around, death and pre-death. loss, grieving.
friends losing parents.
friends breaking up.
friends leaving their job.
friends who come from méxico, watching from here as the country burns. (for a long time the fire has been in the walls; now it’s billowing out in the open.)
i’m seeing video of entire towns in guerrero arming themselves. every single person, cradling a crappy-looking but well-intentioned weapon. this isn’t just david v. goliath, the working class against the state, but david v. goliath and a rattlesnake at david’s ankles.
and pneumonia in david’s lungs.
and even if he beats this giant, david’s got ptsd for the rest of his life.
what i’m saying is david’s got it rough.
and see? like i said, this isn’t even my sorrow. i’m not directly connected. i just see around me and the sorrow comes.
it’s bittersweet, with the unity here, yeah? they want peace, he says. they want peace. i wish it for them. the peace that will come from a way out of capitalism, on a world scale. the peace that will come from transforming our way out of oppression, healing the karma of thousands of years of keeping each other down.
thankful to the people of guerrero and all of méxico who keep trying to fight and heal.
more on the situation following the mass murder of 43 students in Guerrero.
really hits home with me. love love LOVE s