the weight of being

Tonight I’m feeling profoundly sad.

Sad about the state of our government, the lies that have fueled this administration, the lack of real alternatives. Sad about the things propagated in the name of God, of freedom, of democracy. Sad about the future.

I realize all times have aspects of uncertainty. I realize that the future isn’t always bright. My parents were in college during Vietnam – not much younger than I am now. I wonder if this is the future they saw for their children. I wonder what kind of future my children will have – if my daughter will be 24 and feeling this kind of sadness for her future, for her country.

I wonder what it means to be American these days.

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