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Thoughtful Thursday - Charlottesville

thoughtfulEvery time I have sat down to write this post, I have struggled to find the words.

A woman was killed. She sounded like a nice person. I didn't know her. She was younger than me and probably had a bright future.

It's sad, but not shocking as it was only a matter of time. Actually, I thought it would happen sooner.

A lot of white people are being stupid about it.

When I was a child, I used to wonder why wars happened at all. I used to think the two sides should just talk things over and make some agreed upon concessions then live and let live.

I'm not a child anymore, but I've always seen this as an option.

Some don't believe that option exists and prefer bloodshed.

There's a movement in Charleston, South Carolina by people on both sides agreeing to debate openly rather than taking to the streets with weapons.

Anyway, this isn't a political blog and I have no intention of turning it into one.

I hope they can set an example that brings about peace.

Guid cheerio the nou,
R~

 

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