I've recently decided when I hear something negative or read something that irks me on Facebook I'm going to respond in a positive way. That's what I've been doing this week after the horrible events that happened in Charlottesville. As I've read posts by friends and family who, in my opinion, don't seem to believe there is still oppression in this country, I've decided to respond with a painting. I'm calling it Embrace. I know it accomplishes nothing but it makes me feel better and it's better than saying something I'll be sorry for. I'd prefer to think about people embracing rather than spewing hate.
As I was painting today I was listening to John Denver. I heard a song by him that was unfamiliar to me. It's just as relevant today as it was when he wrote it back in the 80s. It's called Let Us Begin (What Are We Making Weapons For). Maybe you already know it. Perhaps he was naive too but if everyone felt this way the world would be a better place to live.