On my way to teach class last night, I kept thinking this thought; “God it is a beautiful world,” as I gazed at the flowering trees and bright sunshine, listened to the birds, and smelled the spring air. At the same time, I was listening to the news and overwhelmed with the horror, devastation, and fear that is simultaneously everywhere.
This morning I am here in Cambridge listening to sirens, newscasts, and my phone going off constantly with concerned friends and family. I keep thinking; it is a beautiful world, it is a horrible world. There is no making sense of any of it. All we can do is be kind, be generous, share what we have, take care of those who need our help. This isn’t a temporary thing. There is work to be done, every moment of every day. There are vulnerable beings who deserve our protection and our love.
What can we do? Do whatever we can, whenever we can, without hesitation. Many of us were not right in the middle of the action at the finish line. We did not participate in heroic acts. There are a million acts of kindness, generosity, compassion, and love that can be done everyday. I believe that everyone of you make a difference in this world. Sending out my love, respect and hope as far as it will go. Peace, Mimi