When everything is going well, it's easy to be content with life. But when something difficult happens, it's not so easy. Billions of things could happen that you have not even thought of.
We are waking up to what is. The depth of our racism blew me away, especially the part that was in me. My kids point it out when I used words with coded meaning. "Mom, saying it was a black man was not necessary for the story." But saying no malice intended is no longer good enough. Most older people in this country are unaware racists, and denying it only confirms it. Acceptance that we are begins our healing.