I watch the news in my office's lobby every day, all day. I read the news every morning. I pull my finger down on my screen to update the NYT app. I flick through twitter. I stay away from Facebook and Instagram, because these emotions we're experiencing are fierce. I refuse to add my opinions, drenched in emotion, to the hard facts we know: *everything is not okay*. We all know it, and we're all feeling heartaches. Maybe even feeling helpless. I know I am. Today, I'm overwhelmed. It's difficult to articulate and refine these feeling in words.
For today, I'm pausing to try to get my heart back in a state where I can feel optimistic about the future.