I am all out of pith, my loves. I don’t have any clever words or charming insights. I have grief that comes in waves.
The thing is happening, but I don’t want to talk about him. I will, of course, but I will try to do so as little as possible. I would rather talk about the queer and trans people, the Black women, the water protectors and the multitude of other people who will be fighting every day for our collective liberation in the face of a yet-to-become-imaginable struggle. I would rather talk about you and with you.
I have always been drawn to the idea of holding space — space that is so much more than the literal air between our two hands. How do we make space and how do we keep it from slipping through our fingers?
Let’s consider this Friday Open Thread a little bit of space that’s just for us. What are you doing this weekend? Tonight I’m going to a vigil/rally/march in Downtown Dallas to move in solidarity with people around the country standing up for ourselves and for each other. Tomorrow I will clean my room. How about you? What kind of space do you need? How can we create refuge for each other? Do you have any light to share?
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