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Response to FirstLight (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 06:31 PM

18. Yes these are sad and terrible times

I am done. I feel I said my piece. I stood my damn ground as bravely as I was able. If others can do this across America, I have to step up too. They faced way worse. I read the transcript of GeorgE Floyd's arrest. I get chills when I think of it. Triggered by the memory of reading it out loud to my friend. I channeled the dying man's words and it went through me like a ghost spirit. I never had such a strange out-of-body experience. I was already very sleepy when I saw the transcript at 1 am or so, and began to read thinking it would be 1/2 a page. It was 7-8 I think. When he invoked the memory of his dead mother as I was reading, when he begged for his life, I fell into a trance-like state (sleep deprivation caused). My friend kind of woke me up, said I was reading one word at a time so slow after that that he grew alarmed, said I slumped over the keyboard. He touched my shoulder, and I started reading faster again. I have been haunted ever since. I experienced his death in a sense. It was so jarring. I dreamed of his death, and when I awoke in the morning, I said, George Floyd spoke to me last night.

Not exactly an explainable experience. I didn't march, protest or risk my body for the first time in my life. But I awake now, knowing that COVID is a shit poor excuse not to speak out against this injustice. I am also one the gov of Texas said should just die for being old. No. "I will not go gentle into that good night."

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