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Last night and today there have been tears and grieving in Indy too. But, now I'm getting to the point where I know I will not change and will continue teaching my kid as I was raised, regardless of what others chose to do.

With you Kelly, feeling even stronger in my ideals and willing to do more to make this world a more compassionate place.

I mourn deeply the loss of so much enlightenment, the extent of which we will realize in time: backtracking in our steps toward establishing equal rights under the law for so many oppressed people, spreading compassion, protection and respect for this delicate and wild planet, hope for our daughters to move far beyond misogyny and objectification, respect and space in our hearts for religious diversity. Stunned and grieving, yet somehow did foresee that the rise of the presient elect's popularity and power was headed toward this outcome. In this short time before the transition of administrations, we peer into a dark era that haunts our children's future, and I mourn the iminent attack on all the progress we've made to brighten their world. Echoing in my mind are (1) the intricate creation and destruction of Tibetan Buddhist sand mandalas to symbolize the transitory nature of life and material life; and (2) Ecclesiastes 3: ...A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance... Such is life, and we forge on.

Greta, you comments always touch me deep in the core. thank you for your wisdom and courage and power. Love to you my friend!

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