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Wed Feb 1, 2017, 12:05 AM

3. You are not alone

I wake up each morning and the first thing is a jolt and anxious thought of what he might have done during my sleep. Can't sleep at night now...my 85 year old mum breaks into spontaneous bouts of crying which she says is brought on by the thoughts of what he is already doing to the most vulnerable people of our society and what he will do next. I am trying to have a bit of faith that the majority of people in this country are decent and somewhat moral and when he crosses the threshold of tolerance for the fence-sitters waiting for the magical $60 an hour job that never materialises, they will wake up. Maybe it is a bit blue-eyed, but it is the only way I can cope at the moment. I heartily wish you some comfort and peace in this ride we are finding ourselves. I am trying to focus my attention to the beautiful acts of compassion and support I am seeing from the resistance. Born in the early 60's, I always wished I had been old enough to understand the beauty and power of those activists and their own resistance. Guess I am getting my own shot at being a part of such a grand movement now. I'm sure the protesters and activists during that time were angry, frightened and feeling much like we are right now. But what a beautiful part of history each of them has a place now! So...I hope you are able to find your own path to equanimity and know you are indeed making history with your own empathy and support in whatever fashion you choose to participate. Blessings to you...

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