I have an inspiring story of U.S.-Costa Rican friendship to share with you, but today, the U.S. side of my heart – and the Costa Rican side as well, since so many Costa Ricans are watching events in the United States, aghast – just can’t look away from what is happening there.
I’ll just share what a wise educator said on Facebook this week: No one has the luxury of an unbroken heart right now. Sad words, but also as comforting as anything could be at a moment that is, and should be, essentially comfort-less. Our grief is at least a reminder that we are alive and paying attention. May it also be a reminder that action is required of all white people in the United States at this time.
All together now.