I’ve been experiencing hypomania for the past few weeks (what probably got me onto this site in the first place) but even the vast amounts of excess energy can’t let me keep up with the news.
Between notifications that have made me slightly fearful of my iPhone to teenagers getting their hands on weapons to gas attacks on civilians; there is no shortage of things to be afraid of right now. I’m afraid that our president will fire the special counsel. I’m afraid that our election systems won’t hold up against external interference in November. I’m afraid of constitutional crises and I’m also afraid for all the women in this country without the power to speak up.
What a time to be alive, am I right? (I warned you I was a little manic)
In some seriousness, despite the darkness that seems ever-spreading and over-reaching, there is some good news and some things to truly feel energetic about. More and more women feel empowered to come forward and say “me, too”. A group of teenagers from Florida are changing the political landscape. The Courts are still overwhelmingly upholding the rule of law. Near my hometown, a Church literally became a sanctuary and would not let local law enforcement in to protect an immigrant who has been in this country since the late 1990s.
But what happens when the mania settles? When the energy fades?
I hope that more people come forward to carry torches.