How can I make things better with the onslaught of the terrible and the tragic that threatens to paralyze me? How do I live a life committed to creativity, compassion, beauty and joy in the face of an endless stream of suffering?
You see, on Friday I had planned to make the long drive to take a dance class, spread some joy by wearing my Santa Hat while running errands, and deliver cookies to firefighters in a nearby city. But once I read the “Newsweek” article about the tragic plight of women and girls in Yemen, I could barely tear myself away from feverishly researching on the computer aid organizations working in that deeply troubled, faraway place.
Later in the day came the dreadful news about the massacre at an elementary…
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