A large part of the morning is spent checking on friends who live in or near the hot spots. We're all sort of in shock right now, not at the protests but at the seemingly un-provoked violent police response.
Low flying helicopters don't help.
Neither does wafting tear gas.
I don't live near any of the hot spots. This little corner of Bushwick doesn't have anything to loot unless you want lightbulbs from the dollar store (which I do, but I'm also willing to fork over the dollar and enter through the front door, and talk with the clerk!)
If it wasn't for watching the news, I'd be completely unaware that things are Not Going Well.
I was heartbroken, as we all are, to see that bookstores in Minneapolis/St. Paul were burned to the ground.
And that doesn't even start to cover the anguish of seeing people shot at in the streets.
I'm just going to put my head down and work.
I still believe in democracy, and I'm counting the days till my/our voices will be heard.
How are all y'all doing?