I Don’t Pretend to Understand

I don’t pretend to understand the situation in Afghanistan, I know there are historians and peoples who have lived there for centuries, yet I pray for peace. So many of us know what it’s like to live in fear, and I will always do all I can to offer peace in my art. It was so important to me that I took the day off, saying very little, and just allowing my presence to be in the service of others. To hear voices and all that they feel. Tomorrow I’m getting back to work on my projects, but giving a day of silence to all wars, to just be a part of humanity, just in the ability to listen, I found an uneasy peace. Not everyone can feel that way, yet I will tirelessly do whatever I can, which is through the arts, to imagine a better world. I hope all are able to get a bit of rest from the weariness of the struggles we face, and today will be with me for a long time. It’s made me more aware of each step, each part of the way, as I move through the days of my life. I’m sure we’re all a little tired. Rest easy tonight, if you can. I’ll light a candle tonight, for even when the night sky is cloudy, there is a bright star in each light.

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