With all the divisiveness going on in our world today, I felt pained that we increasingly seem to not be able to get along with one another. I don't know what to do, I don't have any answers.

Recently, protests emerged in our small town and counter-protesters met them with fierceness and callousness. There was no humanity, only name calling, shouting, and a lack of empathy.

My heart hurts, so I did something small, insignificant even, and made a sign. I am an extreme introvert and do not like to be in front of people. I have never made a sign or protested something in my life--and I feel that my sign was not a protest of anything but more of a call to action, to remembrance, to healing, that we need to love our neighbor. I stood blocks away from the crowds days before, during, and days after, to try and share a message of hope, love, and charity.

I just feel so lost in the sea of voices, the mired of anger--so alone and swallowed up in our seemingly growing division. I hope I impacted someone somewhere.

I don't want the attention, I don't want to be noticed, I just want people to love each other. Man I want that so bad.

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