Writing is a struggle this week. I blog to offer a relatable view of the world around us and a humorous escape from reality. If I can bring even a twitch of a smile or a tickle of relief, that’s enough for me. I just want you to know you’re not alone in what you’re feeling.

Lately the world seems to be falling apart around us. Everything is chipping, delicate disaster shifting into place. Terrible current events are a whirlwind, whisking us up into a cyclone and dumping us onto concrete. I’m left wondering how I can possibly write something lighthearted when horrible things are happening.

The right words don’t exist. To my readers who have dealt with any adversity or inequality, know that I stand with you.

If you feel stuck, you’re not alone.
If you feel lost, you’re not alone.
If you’re heartbroken, you’re not alone.
If you don’t know what to do, you’re not alone.
If you’re angry, you’re certainly not alone.

The best I can offer now is this: Love thy neighbor.

Love thy any nationality, any ethnicity, any color neighbor. It doesn’t matter what’s on the outside.

We’re all human on the inside.