As many of us struggle with the senselessness and grief of so many tragic events, some inflicted by nature and others by human nature, it is helpful to hear from some of the people we respect as they process their own reactions. Arlene Goldbard (whom you may recall from her presentation at the Arts Summit 2010) is one of these people, and she has blogged about the impact of the Tuscon shootings and the responses from those who have used their public platforms “…to take America’s frail democracy from ailing to intensive care in the service of their own careers.” And taken the discussion out into the broader social and historical context without losing connection to the feelings.
I think I will be returning to this entry “Baseless Hatred, Baseless Love” many times over. To reassure me, to glean new meaning, to touch base. I encourage you to do the same.