I sat with my coffee and watched CBS Sunday Morning. The show was a surprising reminder of all that has happened in just one week.
During a week of protests across the country, our capital made some quick and symbolic changes, like changing name of a street.
All week, cameras continued to capture some ugly moments, but I saw more and more good images. Peaceful groups of all races, marching together and wearing masks! People in uniform uniting with protesters... kneeling, hugging...
During a commercial break, I looked at a Facebook post. My neighborhood evidently had a small "march" with families and signs, yesterday. How did I miss that?"
I read the thread of comments on the post. Lots of praise for the kids. Lots of cheers for spreading the love. And and then there were a couple lame reminders, that "All Lives Matter!". Yes. We know. I was glad to see a few gentle comments explaining, why that is not appropriate right now.
Black Lives Matter
While some spent time this week griping about the BLM movement, others painted the yellow words on the road that leads to the White House. I'm sure many think this was vandalism. No.
Those who have a hard time understanding, should remind themselves that the word "only" does NOT appear before those 3 words. Why is it so complicated?