Finding the words

At this moment in history, my sincere hope is that 2020 will someday reflect a shift in our country toward recognizing what’s important: Life. Health. Family. Community. Sanity. There are three words that say more right now that any I can come up with:

Black Lives Matter.

For the time being, I am spending my time listening, reading, watching, talking to friends and family, and learning how I can deepen my understanding of what it’s like to be Black in America in order to be a better community member.

Fear of scrutiny, of messing up, of saying the wrong thing, of being part of the problem halt my words. Sometimes that’s okay. It’s not always my turn to talk. Right now, I am listening.

Here’s a partial list of books by Black authors I highly recommend: