I was going to post a Friday Five today – had a fun topic and everything. And yet, in light of the news of this week, I’m torn about what to do.
On the one hand, I want to continue writing about beautiful things, about home, about comfort – because that’s what I feel like we – or at least I – need right now. And this blog is a community. We’ve built this community over the last several years as a place to talk about DIY, design, repurposing, and more. We’ve shared stories of our lives and dogs and homes and projects. I hope that it’s a place where you find ideas, creativity, and inspiration and where you are always welcome and welcomed.
On the other hand, I am sad, heartbroken, scared, horrified, and more about the violence and loss of life this week – actually, the violence and loss of life over many, many weeks, months, years – and the hatred being spewed by many in this country.
When I checked Facebook this morning, I found myself in this dilemma. While I was seeing posts about design and DIY and cool projects, I couldn’t find those interesting or relevant. I was drawn to the posts about love, peace, and community, and yet even those seemed to be less than adequate for the day as well.
So, that’s where I am.
This is not a political post. I am not going to discuss politics here. I am simply being honest about where I am today, so that you understand that, while most days I live and breathe DIY and design, I’m not there today.
My heart hurts today. For everyone. I’m praying for our country and for healing.
Wherever you are today, I wish you peace, safety, and love.