“Well, there’s nothing I can do about it,” a family member always says when something terrible happens in the world. He then turns away and seems to give not another thought about it.
While this is true, there is nothing he can do about what has already happened, we can share in the pain.
And while this sharing of pain takes none of the burden off of those living the tragedy, perhaps it makes the world a smaller place, a better place… a place where if one hurts we all hurt… a place where no one turns away.
Until that happens, I will write. I will watch. I will not turn away.